Sunday, December 25, 2016

DVD Review: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

The New York Times best-selling series by James Patterson breaks all the rules when Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life arrives on Digital HD December 20 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate and CBS Films. This hilarious, family-friendly leap from the page to the big screen stars Griffin Gluck (Batman vs. Robin) alongside Lauren Graham (TV’s “Gilmore Girls”), Rob Riggle (The Hangover), Thomas Barbusca (TV’s “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp), Andy Daly (Semi-Pro), Adam Pally (Dirty Grandpa), Isabela Moner (TV’s “100 Things to Do Before High School”), Isabella Amara (The Boss) and Alexa Nisenson (TV’s “Constantine”.)

Rafe has an epic imagination…and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to a rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do’s and don’ts, Rafe and his best friend Leo hatch a plan to expose the principal by breaking every rule in the school’s Code of Conduct. As the principal strikes back, Rafe’s world, at home and at school, explodes into hilarious chaos (both real and imagined) in this laugh-filled family comedy based on James Patterson’s best-selling book series. 

The Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life home entertainment release special features include four behind-the-scenes featurettes, a hilarious gag reel plus four deleted scenes, including one hilarious animated sequence. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is directed by Steve Carr with screenplay by Chris Bowman & Hubbel Palmer and Kara Holden. Executive produced by James Patterson and Steve Bowen. Produced by Leopoldo Gout and Bill Robinson.

My Thoughts

Middle school is a tough time for every kid, but for Rafe, things can't get much worse. He transfers to a new school where the rules are out of control. He was never good with authority and finds himself in all kinds of trouble when he and his best friend decide to break all the rules.  This leads to pink-haired principles and lots of other trouble. Will Rafe get suspended or get the school to loosen up a bit and let the kids enjoy their middle school year?

This was a really fun family film, and my children and I had a great time watching it together. There are lots of laughs and a few life lessons along the way. You can grab a copy of this fun movie in stores nationwide or online at Amazon.


jean602 said...

Great review.This sounds like a funny movie can't wait to see it.

VickieC said...

I have a middle school grandson who is 11 and he would love this

Brooke Lorren said...

Sounds like something my 5th grader might like.

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Kathy Ross said...

This sounds like a really funny movie! I can always use a good laugh. Who knows it might even bring back some amusing memories.