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

PG | | Comedy, Family | 7 October 2016 (USA)
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After his principal (Andy Daly) destroys his sketchbook, Rafe (Griffin Gluck) and his best friend Leo (Thomas Barbusca) decide to "destroy his book" and break every rule in the school's Code of Conduct.

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Steve Carr

Writers:

Chris Bowman (screenplay by), Hubbel Palmer (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Griffin Gluck ... Rafe
Lauren Graham ... Jules
Alexa Nisenson ... Georgia
Andrew Daly ... Principal Dwight (as Andy Daly)
Thomas Barbusca ... Leo
Retta ... Ida Stricker
Adam Pally ... Mr. Teller
Luke Hardeman Luke Hardeman ... Shon (as Luke Christopher Hardeman)
Jessi Goei ... Bella
Jacob Hopkins ... Miller
Patrick Fagan Patrick Fagan ... Boy Candidate
Isabela Merced ... Jeanne (as Isabela Moner)
Isabella Amara ... Heidi
Madeleine Stack ... Girl at Assembly #2
Efren Ramirez ... Gus
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Storyline

Imaginative quiet teenager Rafe Katchadorian is tired of his middle school's obsession with the rules at the expense of any and all creativity. Desperate to shake things up, Rafe and his best friends have come up with a plan: break every single rule in the school and let the students run wild. Written by CBS Films

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Taglines:

Rules aren't for everyone

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude humor throughout, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

James Patterson, the author of the Middle School book series, made a cameo as a manager of the restaurant where they are at for their mom's birthday. See more »

Goofs

The principal throws Rafe's journal in the bucket of acid causing it to splash on the sides. In a following shot, the bucket is perfectly clean. See more »

Quotes

Principal Dwight: I... like... my... big... but... Do you... like... my... big... but...
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Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Michael Fitzpatrick, Ricky Reed (as Eric Frederic), Sam Hollander (as Samuel Hollander), James King, Joseph Karnes, Jeremy Ruzumna, Noelle Scaggs and John Wicks
Performed by Fitz and The Tantrums (as Fitz & The Tantrums)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A simple story enriched with imagination
12 August 2017 | by man_dan_87See all my reviews

Liked the story line and the imagination plot. Was a decent effort, could have been better if the actors gelled into the script. I felt there was a minor gap between the story and a group of talented actors. Alexa Nisenson was exceptional though.

Positives: Story-line, Animation, Georgia, Principal

Negatives: Predictable towards the end.

Rating it 7 as I liked the story-line.


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Language:

English | Khmer

Release Date:

7 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,878,437, 9 October 2016

Gross USA:

$20,007,149

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,316,139
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2.39 : 1
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