Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – Review

Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The Long Haul DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment was released on the 23rd October 2017.

diary of a wimpy kidThe Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The Long Haul is such a funny film. I haven’t read any of the books or seen the previous films, so I didn’t really know what to expect. It is one of the funniest films I have seen in a while. I had tears coming down my face at one point as I laughed that much. As a heads up, most of the laughs are gross-out humour involving pee, poop, vomit, farting, as well as some insulting language (“dork,” “fat,” “stupid,” etc.)

The Plot

The film begins at an all-you-can-eat restaurant, where Greg accidentally finds a dirty diaper in the soft play area ball pit. Greg starts screaming about the diaper and people videotape him in action. Somehow, the video of Greg goes viral on YouTube. Greg fumes that everyone is laughing at him and calling him “diaper hands.”

Diary of a wimpy kid in the ball pool with a diaper on his hand

Meanwhile, Greg’s mum (played by Alicia Silverstone) announces that they will take a 47 hour road trip to visit Grandma Meemaw for her birthday. Not only that, the mum confiscates all technology for the four-day trip. Insisting that they are going to have no screen time and spend some family time together.

The road trip takes a wild detour thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to attend a video gaming convention.  Greg wants to meet Mac Digby (played by Joshua Hoover), a guy who is famous on You Tube for making millions of dollars by merely playing video games. Greg thinks if he can make a video of himself meeting Mac Digby, then his reputation might be salvaged and people would forget about the ‘Diaper Hands’ video that has gone viral.

The road trip is eventful. It involves being chased by another family, a piglet , being attacked by seagulls, getting covered in mud and more. The road trip is chaos, however after various diversions they finally make it to the party.. almost in one piece.

We found the film funny and there are plenty of laugh out loud moments. The film is a great family friendly film that all will enjoy.

The DVD also contains some funny bonus features.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid now available on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download.

 

 

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