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Based on Louis Sachar's book, this movie is about a new student who attends Wayside School, where everything is wacky.
Based on the hilarious Wayside novels for children by Louis Sachar, Wayside: The Movie is an animated distillation of the first wacky book in the series, with a few extra ideas thrown in. Set at the architecturally unsound Wayside school--which is 30 stories tall with a zig-zag structure and only one classroom per floor--the story begins with the arrival of a new boy, Todd, who seems only to get in trouble when trying to understand the oddball culture of the place. Sent to a science class at the very top of the building, Todd encounters a teacher who throws his desk out the window and then punishes him for wondering why. The principal seems to be in love with his public-address system (which has the unfortunate effect of making the walls close in whenever he uses it), the friendly janitor needs a blueprint of the school to find crucial shut-off mechanisms, and there's an extremely low-ceilinged classroom where kids hurt their arms whenever raising their hands. In the midst of this madness, Todd makes some friends and draws the affectionate attention of a girl, but ultimately faces a test of his bravery and ingenuity when he has to save his science class from getting squashed. Really, one has to be there to understand. This is a delightful, short feature (49 minutes) that will appeal both to kids who have read the books and to those who haven't. --Tom Keogh
after reading wayside to my first grade class, i knew they would want to see the movie. great book, great movie!Published on March 29, 2013 by booklover
My daughters are wearing the DVD out on this movie. They watch it a lot. Not much else to say really. I don't watch it.Published on December 31, 2012 by Freedom P.