I only gave this 3 stars because the girl who played Kayla is very talented. Boy was this movie boring. If this is really what 8th grade is like these days, I'm so glad I grew up in the early to mid 70s!
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Eighth Grade (2018)
An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.
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In his feature film directorial debut, comedian Bo Burnham deftly encapsulates the awkwardness, angst, self-loathing and reinvention that a teenage girl goes through on the cusp of high school. Given that the 27-year-old stand-up comic achieved fame as a teenager himself through YouTube by riffing on his insecurities, he is uniquely capable as the film's writer and director to tell the story of Kayla, an anxious girl navigating the final days of her eighth grade year, despite creating a protagonist w female instead of male. Like Burnham did more than a decade ago, 13-year-old Kayla turns to YouTube to express herself, where she makes advice blogs in which she pretends to have it all together. In reality, Kayla is sullen and silent around her single father and her peers at school, carrying out most of her interactions with her classmates on Instagram and Twitter. Her YouTube videos are a clever narrative tool that provide insight into her inner hopes and dreams, much like an ...
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BoringReviewed bypublicbikecVote: 3/10
I saw this movie at the SFFILM festival. It had the potential to be a really good moving about the awkward years during our early teens (middle school) but unfortunately it was poorly written and there was little humor in the movie. As a result, it was 90 minutes of watching a teen in uncomfortable, awkward situations without the levity that this type of movie needs. I sat there waiting for it to be over.
Bo Burnham shoves you headfirst into the world of Gen X adolescence. The story follows Kayla, a girl almost finished with her 8th grade year at school. The film touches on the ideas of insecurity, hormones, fitting in, and everything in between. The storytelling is woven together through Kayla's advice help YouTube videos which is a fresh idea no movies have ever tried. A majority of the actors and actresses are children and they stand toe to toe with most adults in the industry today. The conversations are so natural and awkward, it's like this is a natural occurrence. Kayla is a wonderful person who just wants to fit in, and we can all relate to that. This is the most realistic depiction of being a teen in schools today I've ever seen without walking through the front door of the building. If you're in these years, see this film ASAP. If you have a child of these ages, see this film and learn what they're going through because you honestly don't understand unless you're there. You will find something to hold onto in this film. I cannot recommend it enough.