Dd in y7 has been studying this in English aand has loved the book. The teacher has promised to show them the DVD but as most of them are still 11, the school need parents to approve that their child can watch it.
If any year 7s or 8s (or thereabouts!) are fans of Michael Morpurgo's 'Private Peaceful', I've just watched the film and it's excellent. It's very true to the book, minus a couple of little things, and brilliantly acted. I think it must have gone straight to DVD and IMDB says it was released this year but I don't think it went to cinemas.
I've been reading the book with my Year 8s this term and am going to show them the film next week.