Opens Aug 3, 2018
Thirteen-year-old Kayla (Elsie Fisher) endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school—the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year—before she begins high school.
Written and directed by Bo Burnham, YouTube star, comedian, singer, songwriter, musician, rapper, actor, director, screenwriter, and poet.
“There are few more poignant, exasperating creatures than teenage girls. (I speak from personal experience.) And rarely are they as heart-pangingly real as the girl fumbling through the sharp, smart comedy Eighth Grade. Like a lot of people, Kayla (the wonderful Fisher) spends a lot of time tethered to a cellphone that serves as her touchingly imperfect portal to the world. Eighth Grade is a simple story of an unremarkable girl, tenderly and movingly told.” (Manohla Dargis, New York Times)