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Eighth grade is the worst – but luckily the same doesn’t hold true for Eighth Grade, the debut feature from writer/director Bo Burnham. The film follows an awkward, quiet thirteen-year-old named Kayla (Elsie Fisher) as she navigates her last week of middle school. Her eighth grade year was a disaster, and even though she isn’t the person she wants to be yet (despite what her inspirational YouTube testimonials may indicate), change is on the horizon: in the form of high school.
- Elsie Fisher
- Josh Hamilton
- Emily Robinson
- Jake Ryan
- Daniel Zolghadri
- Fred Hechinger
- Imani Lewis
- Luke Prael
- Catherine Oliviere
- Nora Mullins
Did You Know?
- Bo Burnham's directorial debut.
- In the mall scene where Kayla first walks in to meet Olivia, she walks past a number of mid-mall kiosks. One of them has a mirror and you can see the crew briefly reflected as she moves through the scene.
- Kayla: Growing up can be a little bit scary and weird.
Atom User Reviews
Beautiful film! Do not let the cringe-worthy scenes in the trailer stop you from watching this film because it is purposely trying to be as cringey as it could be!
Lovely movie. Great job of highlighting the way children actually think an act. I saw myself in the character a lot. You never really see a coming of age story about a girl, and Bo Burnham really hit it out if the park with this one. They could have explored her relationship with men a little more, but all in all 10/10 movie
Burnham is uniquely tuned into the minds and behaviors of his young characters and their hyper-active, hormonally-charged world. For a gloriously funny and heartbreaking 94 minutes, you too will feel like you’re 13 again.
Poignantly funny, wrenchingly wise and meltingly beautiful, Eighth Grade is a not-so-small miracle of independent filmmaking.
Impressive as Burnham’s achievement is, Eighth Grade could never hit the heights it does without the right actress in the demanding lead role.