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Hot Take: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life | Movie Hot Take
Hot Take: If I needed proof you can only be young once, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life would definitely provide it. My 13 year old self would have loved it. My 40 year old self? Nope. I get it. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life did not target me as their audience. If this were 25-30 years ago, I would have been all about this movie. Unfortunately, my outlook on life has changed slightly over the past few decades and a movie I probably would have loved around the time I was entering my teenage years was now not all that entertaining. Having gone back and watched some movies I've watched and loved as a kid, it's unsurprising to feel this way, either. I didn't have the most cultured tastes of movies as a kid (not that they've gotten much better as an adult, right?). So much doesn't work in Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life that it's hard to suspend disbelief. Early on when our main character Rafe (Griffin Glick) decides to go after the rulebook of his new school