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Parents need to know that "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" is the fourth movie in the series based on Jeff Kinney's super-popular "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books, but it has an all-new cast. In this installment, Greg Heffley (now played by Jason Drucker) is forced to go on a road trip with his family; predictably, chaos ensues. As in the previous three movies, there's a lot of gross-out humor involving pee, poop and vomit, as well as some insult language ("loser," "fat," "stupid," etc.) and chase scenes. Stressful moments include car accidents, Greg being pursued by an angry man, and a runaway boat. There's a running theme of putting technology aside to better enjoy family time. And although much of the behavior in the movie isn't particularly admirable, the characters do come together in the end, and – amid the sibling torment and fart jokes – there are positive messages about the importance of family and perseverance.