Just like in the previous two "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" movies, Greg (Zachary Gordon) deals with life as a wimpy kid all while trying to balance life with his brothers, Rodrick (Devon Bostick) and Manny (Connor and Owen Fielding), and his parents, Susan (Rachael Harris) and Frank (Steve Zahn), with his life with his friends, Rowley (Robery Capron), Freglet (Grayson Russell) and Chirag (Karan Brar) and his crush, Holly (Peyton R. List).
To survive the summer, Greg concocts a master plan to pretend to work at a lavish country club. That soon fails and he's back in the weeds for the summer, complete with embarrassing teen moments, his quirky friends and a family camping trip that is far from successful.
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" joins other family friendly 2012 movies including "Ice Age Continental Drift," "Brave," and "Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted". For more mature audiences, there's also the likes of "Ted," "Celeste and Jesse Forever," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Total Recall" hitting theaters in the summer of 2012.
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Something I Have to Tell You
Out of fear that the likely very safe carnival ride they're on will kill them, Rowley and Greg confess to one another secrets. For Rowley, this means something very tame, that he once didn't wash up after using the restroom but for Greg, this confession is a lot dirtier, literally!
Rowley: "In case we don't make it, there's something I have to tell you. One time I went to the bathroom and I didn't wash my hands."
Greg: "One time, I used your toothbrush to get dog poop off my shoe."
I'm Not Scared
Greg sees a woman at the pool revel in the skill of someone diving off of the high board and gets a brilliant idea that he can do the same to impress his summer crush. This plan all goes well until he actually gets up to the top board and realizes exactly how high up it is. Greg dives all right, but only in the most embarrassing way possible.
Greg: "That's pretty high."
Taylor: "Are you talking to yourself?"
Taylor: "You're talking to yourself because you're scared."
Greg: "I'm not scared."
Taylor: "Then go!"
Poor Greg. Just when he thought his life as the "wimpy kid" couldn't get worse, he finds another reason why his big brother Rodrick is much cooler than he, Rodrick's tattoo. What else is Rodrick hiding?
Greg: "When did you get a tattoo?!"
Rodrick: "There's a lot of things you don't know about me, Gregy"
Every group of friends has that weird kid. In this group, that's Fregley. In this scene, much to the horror of Greg and Rowley, Fregley shows of his little friend, a potato carved to resemble a human head, or at least the Fregley's terrifying version of a "smiling" head.
Greg: "What's that supposed to be?"
Fregley: "It's a human head... and look, he's smiling!"