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Monday, May 22, 2017

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" Movie Review

by Sheryl Wall

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The Long Haul is the fourth movie based on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. However, due to the original cast becoming too old to resume their roles a new cast was chosen for this recent movie.

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Greg Heffley was looking forward to a summer with nothing to do, but soon discovers this isn't going to be how he spends his school vacation after all. His parents planned a road trip to go to MeeMaws 90th Birthday party. This is disappointing to Greg until he realizes that they will, be as Greg explains to his friend Rowly, two inches (on a map) from a Gaming Convention where he can meet the famous Mac Digby. Due to a recent embarrassment in a ball pit where a dirty diaper gets stuck on his hand and is posted all over the internet, Greg decides that Mac Digby could make him famous and make everyone forget his diaper incident. There are many mishaps and adventures on the Heffley road trip including a pet pig won at a country fair by the youngest in the family, Manny, and birds invading the car.

Image source: 20th Century Fox

The Long Haul was a fun movie, though it wasn't as engaging and funny as the previous Wimpy Kid movies. However, it’s still a funny movie that stays true to the books. Greg's brother Rodrick was well cast and had some really funny scenes, though the gross scene of him throwing up I could have done without. I like how they used some of the drawings from the book and made them come alive throughout the film.

Overall, this is a fun movie for the whole family to enjoy and perfect timing with summer just around the corner. I hope to see more of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books made into movies in the future.

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Sheryl Wall is an ongoing contributor to our
Pet Perspective section, providing pet care advice from years of personal experience.

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