The kids are all right in 'Middle School'

It’s not often you see a movie that captures the all too torturous years of middle school – perhaps because we’d all rather forget the horrors of seventh grade. Which is why “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” feels a bit unique. It’s not about children, or teenagers, but those awkward in-betweeners, kids straining at the boundaries of childhood. In this story, based on the book written by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, boundaries are in fact, the enemy.

Directed by Steve Carr and adapted by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Kara Holden, “Middle School” imagines a world where institutions are evil, principals are tyrannical, and all-out insurrection is the answer. It’s a fun, rebellious romp that celebrates creativity and outside-the-box thinking, even though parents might hope that their children won’t be too inspired to copy the…

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