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szdaily -> Culture -> 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
    2017-05-24  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

After a five-year break, the Heffley family is back in action — although with a completely different cast playing them — in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,” the fourth feature taken from Jeff Kinney’s successful series of cartoon novels recording the life of a hapless* middle schooler.

Although his family is setting out on a big summer road trip to attend his grandmother Meemaw’s 90th birthday party, Greg (Jason Drucker) and his rocker brother Rodrick (Charlie Wright) have plans to make a little detour* to the Player’s Expo videogame convention*.

Determined to repair the damage done to his reputation by an embarrassing* incident taking place at Corny’s Family-Style Restaurant that has gone viral*, Greg thinks that appearing in gamer Mac Digby’s (Joshua Hoover) next YouTube video would make people forget all about his “Diaper Hand” meme*.

However, mom Susan (Alicia Silverstone) has confiscated* all electronics devices, replacing them with good-old-fashioned sing-alongs, word games and a visit to a county fair that brings them a take-home prize in the form of a live baby pig.

The cute piglet isn’t the only unexpected bump* in the road met by the Heffleys, and the script by Kinney and director David Bowers tosses in enough calamity* and potty humor.

By now Bowers, who also directed the last two “Wimpy Kid” movies, knows how to choreograph the inherent chaos for optimal* giggles, even if many of the book’s more satirical elements have been replaced by broader slapstick*.

The incoming cast is up to the task at hand, with young Drucker capably filling Greg’s trouble-prone shoes, although Wright’s Rodrick comes across as a bit more dumbed down and less bullying than the character from previous movies.

And while Tom Everett Scott (as dad) and Silverstone are gamely willing to subject themselves to all manner of bodily malfunction and liquid assault, the previous actor and actress in the roles somehow felt more of a piece* with Kinney’s comic strip renderings.(SD-Agencies)

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