Middle School : The Worst Years of My Life directed by Steve Carr, and written by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer, and Kara Holden, is based on the book of the same name by James Patterson. Rafe Khatchadorian (Griffin Glick) and his friend Leo (Thomas Barbusca) are middle schoolers at a new school. After Principal Dwight (Andy Daly) dissolves Rafe’s drawing book in acid, Rafe starts Operation R.A.F.E. Rules Aren't For Everyone. With Leo, Rafe tries to finish R.A.F.E. Going from placing sticky notes all over the school, to putting fish and eels in the trophy case. He uses R.A.F.E. To get the attention of Jeanne (Isabella Amara), Rafe’s crush. Rafe’s adventures lead him through all sorts of trouble, and his story is relatable to all students.
Everything is relatable in this movie, from the standardized tests, (in this movie it’s called B.L.A.A.R. to terrible dress code and annoying brother and sisters. The movie keeps to the same plot as the book, but several things are different. I highly recommend this movie because of it’s unique filming style. The movie switches from live action to comic animation and back. The comic scenes are well animated, and very fluid. Middle School : The Worst Years of my Life is film I recommend to everyone.