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Eighth Grade

(Rated M)

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"Being yourself can be hard, and it's like, aren't I always being myself?"

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Overview

Set during the final week of school, eighth grader Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) is stuck in that awkward limbo period between middle and high school, and all the social anxieties that come with being a thirteen year old in 2018. Quiet and nervous at school, socially anxious Kayla spends her time making YouTube videos giving life advice, rolling her eyes at her well-meaning single dad (Josh Hamilton) and scrolling, scrolling, scrolling through social media on her beloved iPhone. When she's paired up with an older buddy to help her high school transition, she glimpses a new start at life but also the fresh responsibilities and situations that come with not being a kid anymore.

"flat-out triumph ... one of the funniest, saddest and most heartfelt teen movies ever"
— Rolling Stone
"wonderful ... finely observed gem"
— The Guardian

Why You Should See This Film

The directorial debut of comedian Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade is an empathetic, hilarious, heartwarming look at this excruciating period of life that you've probably tried to repress. Elsie Fisher gives an achingly natural performance hewn of vanity, and you will never hear Enya's 'Orinocco Flow' the same way ever again. A perfect rendering of social media on screen, this film is unmissable for anyone who's ever been 13.

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  • Year: 2018
  • Rating: M
  • Director: Bo Burnham
  • Cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson
  • Duration: 94 minutes
  • Language: English
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