Chick has been desperate to see this ever since it came out on the cinema and we just never made it. Imagine the bonus Mummy points I got when this turned up in the post before it was even out at the shops!!!
The Blurb: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules follows the escapades of wise-cracking pre-teen Greg Heffley as he begins seventh grade at middle school with his 'un-cool' best friend Rowley Jefferson. Having survived the Summer holidays at the hands of his chief tormentor and older brother Rodrick, events take an interesting turn when they must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to make them bond.
Greg and Rodrick are bribed to spend time together with 'mom bucks' which they can trade in for real money, and Greg's diary chronicles the trials and tribulations along the way. Forced to endure Rodrick's reluctant attempts teach him to play along with his band Loaded Diper, attempting to cover up a wild party that Rodrick throws while their parents were away and surviving his brother's romantic advice, can the pair ever reconcile their differences to become anything but sworn enemies?
I can honestly say that we both loved this film. Chick watched it about 10 times during the first weekend of us owning it and I had to bribe her to watch something else. Greg and Rodrick are typical brothers in the way that they fight and are mean to each other but as the film develops and they are forced to spend time together, you can see that they do actually like each other too. The ending made my heart melt a little!
Chick’s favourite part of the film is before the opening credits where Greg is trying to impress the new girl at the skating rink and manages to fall over, get carried away by his Dad and fall into a birthday cake. Mine is probably the scene where the boys are visiting their Grandpa in the nursing home and Greg runs around in his pants! Hilarious!!