Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Long Haul

Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Long Haul


Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Long Haul

Greg Heffley is going to the movies, and his mom is making enchiladas. His grandfather is coming to babysit, and Greg has promised not to eat any of his vegetables. He can hardly wait for the night to be over.



Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is a 2017 American road comedy film written and directed by David Bowers and co-written by the books' author Jeff Kinney. It serves as a standalone sequel to 2012's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, the fourth installment in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series and the final live-action film in the franchise. It was based on the ninth book The Long Haul, with elements of seventh, eighth, and tenth books in the series. It is also the only live-action installment in the series not to feature the cast members from the first three films as they outgrew their roles. Released on May 19, it grossed $40 million worldwide on a $22 million production budget and was negatively received from critics and especially the original fans of the first three movies for its "largely unfunny", as claimed by Rotten Tomatoes, humor and new cast (particularly, the hashtag #NotMyRodrick started trending as soon as the trailer was released in February). The film would later be the last one in the series to be produced by 20th Century Fox before the studio was acquired by Disney in 2019 and the last one before the series was rebooted into animated films, starting with the 2021 Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie on Disney+.

That night, at a motel, Greg secretly gets his phone from the car. Later, while he and Rodrick are relaxing in the hot tub, Rodrick uncovers his plans to go to the Player Expo. Later that night, he investigates a loud noise: a couple of kids repeatedly slamming a wheeled cart into a wall, belonging to a family which he dubs "the Beardos" due to their father's beard. Scolding them for making a racket, he threatens to have them thrown out. Their father comes out, and nearly gets hit by the cart his daughter rolls at Greg, but it misses him and damages their van. She blames Greg, telling her father that he also called him a "Fat Beardo." He escapes, but Mr. Beardo is then obsessed to get revenge. Following the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, the likelihood of a fourth live-action film was slim. In 2012, Jeff Kinney, the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, had announced the possibility for an animated film to be based on Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever as the next installment. In an interview for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Kinney stated he was working with Fox on a half-hour special based on Cabin Fever, which was to be aired in late 2014, but as of 2019, it never came into fruition. In August 2018, CEO of 20th Century Fox Stacey Snider announced that a fully animated television series based on Diary of a Wimpy Kid was in development. On August 6, 2019, after the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney, the project was confirmed to be still in development for the then-upcoming Disney+. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


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