Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Rules aren’t for everyone


Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
A problem child transfers to his third middle school, one step away from military school. This is an oppressive, rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do’s and don’ts, the boy and his scheming best friend hatch a plan to break every rule in the school’s Code of Conduct. As their battle with the principal explodes into chaos both real and imagined, the principal displays his own fiendish creativity, striking back at the rulebreakers. Meanwhile, the boy struggles to hide his misbehavior from a pretty straight-A overachieving girl of his dreams, and at home, his mother’s boyfriend, a freeloading jack-of-no-trades, threatens to become his stepfather.

91 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Alexa Nisenson, Andrew Daly, Thomas Barbusca, Retta, Adam Pally
Director
Steve Carr
ScreenplayChris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer, Kara Holden, from the book by James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
MusicJeff Cardoni
CinematographyJulio Macat
EditingWendy Greene Bricmont, Craig Herring
Sound formats
SA distributorTimes Media Films
Made in2016
Produced byCBS Films, James Patterson Entertainment, Participant Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageLow impact, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceLow impact, infrequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for rude humor throughout, language and thematic elements
Runtime92
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
9 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
1
Language
2
Consumerism
3
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Frank Scheck quote iconPupil's arty revolt against school rules.
10
Cape Times
Unknown
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconWhile there’s nothing otherwise really wrong with this offering, and the flick could find some supporters in its target demographic, the overall effort is just as forgettable as my past school principals.
10
Metacritic.com
13 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
29 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
11
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconBook-based comedy has some rebellion, light romance.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
13 users
13
Rottentomatoes users
4185 users
13
Internet
1355 Netizens
12

Average .. 55%

11

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