director David Bowers
helms the follow-up film to 2010's big-screen adaptation of Jeff Kinney
's acclaimed Diary of a Wimpy Kid
comic novels in this Fox 2000 production. As Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon
) braves his first days of seventh grade, his parents (Steve Zahn
and Rachael Harris
) make a noble yet ill-advised attempt to help him forge a stronger bond with his mischievous older brother, Rodrick (Devon Bostick
), who takes twisted delight in tormenting his unsuspecting younger sibling at every opportunity.