You'll know the hugely popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid books from their little stick figures, crazy antics and comic book style. The film version, which is about to be released on DVD and Blu Ray, translates all that into real life action, like this:
This film seemed to come and go pretty quickly in the cinemas (though it did do well enough for a sequel to be in production). If you missed it, it's worth checking out this DVD - there's a hilarious mother/son dance routine that you will want to pause so you can copy the moves. OK, maybe that's just me. But it is a really funny film that will have you laughing out loud.
It's a PG, since some of the humour is slightly edgy, and I think children of junior school age (around 7 and over) will enjoy it most as they'll be able to relate to the antics of these school kids.
It's essentially a story of friendship, as our hero Greg attempts to rise up the popularity stakes, and discovers who his true friends are in the process.
Just as well the film is good, since there aren't a lot of extras to add to the package - only some deleted diary pages and cartoons. But hopefully this film will encourage your child to check out the book it's based on as well.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is released on DVD, Blu Ray and Triple Play on the 7th February, look out for the special packs which come with a free book. RRP from £19.99, currently reduced to £12.99 at Play