A Teen Artist Breaks All the Rules in Trailer for Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Posted on June 16, 2016

Still from Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

The first trailer for Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life is out. The film is adapted from the bestselling book by James Patterson. Teenager Rafe Katchadorian (Griffin Gluck) is an artist who has a vivid imagination. His most prized possession is his notebook in which he keeps his drawings about his interpretation of the world around him. The drawings are funny, but not always flattering of the authority figures at his school.

When the school gets a new principal (Andrew Daly) who is obsessed with rules, things get difficult for Rafe. When Rafe gets caught drawing in class instead of paying attention, he is sent to the principal who destroys his beloved notebook. This means war. Rafe and his friends band together to break every single rule that the new principal has devised to torture students. As he tells Rafe, there is no room for imagination in the school he runs.

Rafe's mother is played by Lauren Graham. She's a single mom with a loser boyfriend played by Rob Riggle. Adam Pally is one of the teachers. The film was directed by Steve Carr (Paul Blart: Mall Cop). It hits theaters on October 7, 2016. Take a look:



Photo: CBS Films