Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long – A Hilarious Family Adventure

It’s not every day you can say that you took your kid to see a film adapted from the very first novel they ever read. Diary of a Wimpy Kid was in fact Gauge’s first ever read. And, it was the only book I could actually get him to read. Understandably so, it’s about the most relatable book a kid could ever read. So what did the film do for the book?

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Franchise

 

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid novel series was created from an online cartoon but more importantly, from the mind of author Jeff Kinney, and self-proclaimed real-life “wimpy kid”. Jeff has described his work as a representation of his own family and misadventures of that uber awkward prepubescent stage we all loved to hate.

 

After its initial release in 2007, Diary of a Wimpy Kid became instant gold spending almost three years on the New York Time’s children’s best seller list. And after millions of copies sold and a 225 million dollar global box office nut, everyone can say the wimpy kid laughed all the way to the bank. It even printed in 53 languages with the first copy in Latin given to the Pope. What does this say about being wimpy? We are all a bit wimpy in our lives. And according to the wimpy kid himself, lead actor Jason Drucker,

 

“Wimpy is the new cool.”

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Review

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

L-R, Charlie Wright, Jason Drucker, Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott star in Twentieth Century Fox’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.”

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is an ultimate mash-up of National Lampoons meets Malcolm in the Middle in 2017, but with that Greg Heffley magnetism that we all love. It brings the Heffleys on a 47-hour road trip from Hell fueled by mom’s (Alicia Silverstone) mission to bag the technology and bond, dad’s (Tom Everett Scott) inability to leave work at work, Roderick’s (Charlie Wright) big brother shenanigans, Manny’s (Dylan and Wyatt Walters) toddlerhood and Greg’s (Jason Drucker) impossibly strange inability to stay away from disaster.

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Jason Drucker stars in Twentieth Century Fox’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,” also starring Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott.

 

It was hilarious and relatable for all audiences. Parents, kids, even toddlers are going to love this film. Before I saw the film you would never have convinced me in a million years to take a road trip with three of my kids without technology. The Long Haul changed that game for me. As a travel writer, I can appreciate a great travel story waiting to happen.

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Jason Drucker stars in Twentieth Century Fox’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,” also starring Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott.

 

Go see Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul! You will fall in love with the new Heffleys and laugh off your seat! Every second of this film is an adventure.

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is in theaters everywhere May 19th

 


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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

7 Comments on this post

  1. We are so excited to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid! My stepson loves the books and the movie looks hilarious 🙂

    beckysbestbites / Reply
  2. Me and my hubby are so excited to see the movie! We have watched it over a hundred times and we still love it!

    kelly reci / Reply
  3. It is always nice to watch a good funny movie once in a while. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is something I would really enjoy. Who doesn’t need a good laugh anyway!

    Love You Wedding / Reply
  4. I have got to take my son to see this! We need to read the book first though. It looks like such a hilarious story!

    travel blogger / Reply
  5. My son read the books when he was younger. I wonder just how well he’d like the movie compared to the books.

    Tami @ ThisMomsDelight / Reply
  6. I am not all that familiar with Dairy of A Wimpy Kid, but I know that it has been around for a while now, It must be pretty good. I might go check it out.

    Dawn McAlexander / Reply
  7. My son isn’t quite old enough to watch these and understand but I will for sure be having him read the books when he becomes old enough.

    Krystal / Reply

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