Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Visible crew/equipment: When Greg has arrived at church, and he gets out the car he realises he's been sitting on some chocolate. When Greg's dad is trying to clean this off Greg's trousers and the camera pans upwards, the reflection of a cameraman can be seen in the window of the car. (00:24:32)

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Other mistake: When Greg is looking at the video of Rowley sitting on the foil ball, he notices it has only 4 views on YouTube. However, if you look closely, it has 24,963 comments - impossible if it's only been viewed 4 times.

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Suggested correction: YouTube is broken. This kind of thing actually does happen in real life quite frequently. In fact, a video I was just watching had that problem.

Continuity mistake: When visiting grandpa, Rodrick is given a glass of milk. He takes a large gulp and theatrically spits over Greg, soaking his shirt, but then they cut back to the glass on the table and there is still the same amount of milk in it.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, Rodrick is driving Greg to school in his van. There is a close-up showing three flyers beautifully arranged on the top of the dashboard as they are driving along, and a soft toy. After Rodrick pulls away, there is no sign of the flyers and soft toy.


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Susan's editors come round for supper, Greg and Rodrick have to return home by 9pm. And they do, as there is a lingering close-up of the wall clock in the sitting room showing the time as 20.55, and dialogue centring on this [i.e. the clock has not stopped]. There is then a lot of commotion about whether Susan's column is a wholly accurate depiction of the dynamics of the family that takes a good couple of minutes to play out. The editors make their excuses and leave, and we see the clock again as they are leaving, but in all the time this has taken the clock has not advanced. Then there is a further scene where the boys argue in the front room and after that has played out we see the clock again, and time has continued to stand still.


Other mistake: After Greg gets beaten up by the party girls, it cuts to a page in the book where Rodrick is giving Greg and Rowley drum lessons. Although the doodle Rowley is smiling in this shot, he is actually frowning in the book.


Continuity mistake: When the students are laughing at the paper Greg read, Patty says "Loser," then cuts to Holly laughing; in the background, Fregley is laughing in the background. Between shots, Fregley's head changes positions and his mouth opens wider between shots.


Audio problem: When Rowley says "how are they not going to notice the lock's gone?" his lips don't move.

Continuity mistake: After Rowley's magic show, Holly goes backstage to talk to Greg, but in the scene of Rodrick playing the drums, Holly is back in her seat in a matter of seconds.

Continuity mistake: Greg tosses the foil ball onto his bed and it lands near the center of it. However when Rowley accidentally sits on it, the ball is closer to the edge.

Greg Heffley: I was thinking I would write her a note.
Rodrick Heffley: Like, one with words in it?

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Question: Why is Angie (Chloe Grace Moretz) not back for this sequel?

Answer: Angie was not a character in the first Diary of A Wimpy Kid book and was made specifically for the first movie, as told in the audio commentary of DoAWK. Chances are fans disliked the character.

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