Film Review – Eighth Grade (2018)

There’s always that one indie darling that releases in the middle of the year and steals the hearts of millions. It looks like Eighth Grade is that movie this year, capturing the uncomfortable and awkward nature of the early teenage years. From writer/director Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade may just become a coming-of-age classic.

The following review will be spoiler free.

Synopsis

Directed By: Bo Burnham

Written By: Bo Burnham

Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan, Missy Yager, Daniel Zolghadri

Thirteen-year-old Kayla (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.

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A current young professional, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016 in order to provide insightful film analysis that is meant to educate and entertain. Nick is also a member of the Internet Film Critics Society and the Washington DC Film Critics Association. You can follow Nick at the official MovieBabble Twitter account @MovieBabble_

10 Responses

  1. Great review! I really enjoyed Eighth Grade. I reviewed it recently if you want to read it: https://mastermixmovies.wordpress.com/2018/12/07/gucci%F0%9F%91%8C/

  2. Rakkelle says:

    Nick, why grade do you give this movie? I always look forward to your grades at the bottom of your reviews, I didn’t see one here. Maybe it’s in the video but unfortunately, I didn’t watch the videos.

  3. Nick Kush says:

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