I had the pleasure of being invited to the advanced screening of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul thanks to The Moms.
I am going to confess something before I continue this review. I’ve never seen any of the movies nor read the book. However, Tom was going to be there, I was going.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Cast
I have to say listening to the cast and seeing the movie was great. You can check out the Q&A with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid- The Long Haul cast.
The funny banter between the author and director. Realizing Alicia Silverstone’s age (she has those good genes or good skin regimen) and how she’s vested in her kids’ education. That was great to hear as a mom and Denise as well is always refreshing to hear.
Tom is cuter in person. The Jason is adorable. Seriously, he is 11 and smart and funny. I enjoyed listening to author discussed how his failure (in his mind) leads to his success. And how he created something for adults that kids loved and had a vision for his books that came true. As a family who encourages reading and hopes her kids are book nerds. It’s cool to hear the back story behind the book. I love hearing the story, background or inspiration behind everything as it gives a more depth meaning.
Tyler got to ask a question and answer sold me on the book and the movie (watch the video and hear the question and the answer).
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Review
The movie is about the Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course due to Greg’s newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention. So, watched the advanced screening in the pagoda at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Moms picked a perfect place. Watching movie going to Indianapolis at the pagoda after 8pm with popcorn was amazing. The is definitely relatable to moms with elementary and middle school kids. There were some gross parts that kids would love to watch. Many funny parts that any family could laugh at loud at. We as parents think it was a good family movie. The kids loved the movie. Now, I think we will be going to be the book.
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