Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: PG Length: 94 minutes
Age Appropriate for: 5+. The film is basically rated PG for some potty humor and gross-out visual gags, like a pot roast covered in dog saliva or implied male nudity in a locker room. At a recent press screening, lots of younger children groaned at the disgustingness, but more laughed.
‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days’ is the third installment in the film adaptation of Jeff Kinney’s series, and it may be the best of the series so far—a nicely mature spin that shows the series is growing up with its fans. And yup, the gross-out gags are still disgusting enough for youngsters to enjoy.
By Roxana Hadadi
The first “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” film had that moldy, retch-inducing slice of blacktop cheese. The second, “Rodrick Rules,” had a questionable candy bar stain in a very specific area of a boy’s pants. And the latest film adaptation of Jeff Kinney’s children’s book series, “Dog Days,” doesn’t disappoint in terms of nastiness—there’s enough dog saliva, children’s urine, and rotting garbage to please even the most gross-out-loving fans.