My kids attended a catholic school, and sadly it was closed by the diocese. So giving them the option of where they wanted to go to middle school was their choice. They chose the township middle school. I must say they fared out very well, but I as a mom, that's a different story. Middle school years are full of emotion, changes in your body, and well, you know the rest since we have kids or have been kids ourselves.
I even spent a few years as a substitute teacher in the middle school, not while my children attended middle school, so I wouldn't be that nerdy mom in school with her kids. I did however say to myself, I can't believe I let my kids go to this school. It's not all bad, the teachers were good, but wow the teenage years are peer pressure.
Anyway, back to the film, MIDDLE SCHOOL-It looks pretty funny, and a good example of students taking back their school, not in a dis functioning way, but in a way to show the faculty that there are way too many rules and not enough creativity in the school day.
Run time 1 hour 32 minutes
Opens in theaters October 7, 2016
Here's the official description of the film:
MIDDLE SCHOOL chronicles the trials and triumphs of Rafe Khatchadorian, as he uses his wits to battle bullies, hormones and the tyrannical, test-obsessed Principal Dwight. Rafe has an epic imagination...and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to an oppressive, rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do's and don'ts, Rafe and his scheming best friend Leo hatch a plan to break every rule in the school's Code of Conduct. It's Ferris Bueller meets Home Alone as their battle with Principal Dwight explodes into chaos both real and imagined. But Dwight displays his own fiendish creativity, striking back at the rulebreakers. Meanwhile, Rafe struggles to hide his misbehavior from Jeanne, the straight-A, overachieving girl of his dreams, and at home, his mother's boyfriend -- a moochy, jack-of-no-trades named Bear -- threatens to become his stepfather.
Rafe's revolution leaps from the page to the screen in this ambitious live-action/animated hybrid based on the New York Times bestseller “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” by legendary novelist James Patterson.