Eighth Grade

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  93 min.
Release Date:
July 20, 2018 - Toronto
July 27, 2018 - Vancouver, Montréal
August 3, 2018 - Halifax, Ottawa, Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton
DVD: October 9, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.91
based on 22 votes and 6 reviews
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Cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton

Synopsis

Kayla (Elsie Fisher) has an online blog in which she tries to help other kids like herself navigate the social ins and outs of being a teen. She advises other kids to face their fears and let other people know the "real you." 

However, that's easier said than done, even for Kayla, who is mortified when she's labeled the "most quiet" of her eighth grade class. She considers herself funny, cool and talkative, although she admits she doesn't talk a lot at school. While trying to bond with other girls, she finds their attention is so far into their cell phones that they don't even hear her. 

She has a great dad, but she finds him embarrassing, so she limits communication with him, hoping instead to be accepted by the kids at school. Even though eighth grade can be hard, she looks forward to next year, when she'll be starting high school.

Director: Bo Burnham
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Scott Rudin, Lila Yacoub, Eli Bush, Christopher Storer
Screenplay: Bo Burnham
Official Site: eighthgrade.movie

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  • 5 stars "Beautiful film...funny, honest, poignant. Everything Bo Burnham does is brilliant, and this is no exception!"
  • 5 stars "This was a very thoughtful film/ I think the acting was outstanding and the situations authentic. I felt awkward as some of the scenes hit close to my own teen experience. I think the writershad a good idea of early teens expereience."
  • 2 stars "Very slow film. It looked kinda low budget. Dad's character was compelling."