Meet the kid who made ‘wimpy’ cool, in a family comedy motion picture based on the best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, the first in a series that has thus far sold 28 million books.
Diary of A Wimpy Kid chronicles the adventures of wisecracking pre-teen Greg Heffley, who must somehow survive the scariest time of anyoneâ€™s life, middle school.
To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. Itâ€™s a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties.
To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of canâ€™t-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry.
And heâ€™s getting it all down on paper, via a diary… ‘itâ€™s NOT a diary, itâ€™s a journal!’
Greg insists, preferring the less-sissyfied designation filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs.
‘One day when Iâ€™m famous,’ writes Greg, ‘Iâ€™ll have better things to do than answer peoplesâ€™ stupid questions all day.’ So was born the Wimpy Kidâ€™s diary.