Adapting Diary of a Wimpy Kid 

A Brief Comparison of the Relative Merits of Literature vs. Cinema

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID is a new movie based on the book by Jeff Kinney. The movie characters are Greg and his best friend Rowley, and Fregley, a kid with hygiene issues. I don't think the movie was quite as good as the book, partly because the characters didn't look like they did in the book, really at all. Some of the parts I remember best are when Greg goes to Fregley's house and Fregley chases Greg around with a booger on his finger. Another part I remember well was at the end of the book when some teenagers made Rowley eat "THE CHEESE" (THE CHEESE is an old moldy piece of cheese on the blacktop of Greg's school). I think that some parts of the movie were better in the movie than in the book and in other parts the book was better than the movie. A few of the scenes were not in the book and a few of the things that happened in the book never occurred in the movie, but all in all I thought that the acting was really good and from a scale of one to 10, I would give it a seven or an eight. I would recommend it to anyone who liked the book or someone who hasn't read the book and would like to see the movie.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Rated PG · 93 min. · 2010
Official Site: www.diaryofawimpykidmovie.com
Director: Thor Freudenthal
Writer: Jeff Kinney, Jackie Filgo and Jeff Filgo
Cast: Chloe Moretz, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris, Devon Bostick, Zachary Gordon and Alex Ferris

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