For some kids, high school isn’t the soul crushing hell that it is for others. Rafe Khatchadorian is one them – after middle school, everything else will be a snap.
For a taste of what lies in store for Rafe, follow the jump (and repeat after me: This is not Ferris Bueller. This is not Ferris Bueleer…) Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life will be in theaters October 7th.
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 comedy based on the New York Times bestseller “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” by legendary novelist James Patterson.
Cast: Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Thomas Barbusca, Andy Daly and Adam Pally
Directed by: Steve Carr (Paul Blart: Mall Cop)
Produced by: Leopoldo Gout and Bill Robinson of James Patterson Entertainment.
Screenplay by: Chris Bowman & Hubbel Palmer and Kara Holden.
Based on the book by: James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts.
Executive Producers: James Patterson and Steve Bowen of James Patterson Entertainment. Jeff Skoll and Robert Kessel of Participant Media. Susan Cartsonis and Michael Flynn also serve as executive producers.