• Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Release Date: October 7th, 2016

DVD Release Date: January 3rd, 2017

PG |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Rafe Khatchadorian (Griffin Gluck) has an epic imagination and a slight problem with authority, and these things collide when he transfers to a middle school where students are expected to follow the rules. This doesn't sit well with Rafe. With help from his new friend Leo (Thomas Barbusca), the mischievous lad concocts schemes to drive his tyrannical principal (Andy Daly) crazy while also using his charm and wits to impress a girl (Isabela Moner) and battle the bullies.

Cast: Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Thomas Barbusca, Andrew Daly, Adam Pally, Isabela Moner, Retta

Director: Steve Carr

Genres: Comedy , Children

Production Co: CBS Films, James Patterson Entertainment

Distributors: CBS Films, Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Amusing, Friendship, Best friend, Quest, School, Mother, Cheeky, House, Sister, Office, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Delivers an easily digestible and amusing portrait of youthful hijinks that should well please its target audience. show more

  • 35
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    The film’s attempts at comedy and sentimentality are equally unsuccessful, resulting in a movie that feels more like a third-rate “Saved by the Bell” knock-off than a legitimate teen flick. show more

  • 63
    Susan WloszczynaRogerEbert.com

    Better than middling as it sidesteps the trap of simply pandering to its youthful demo with cheap laughs and silly mugging. show more

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