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674 Bewertungen

Eighth Grade

Regie Bo Burnham
USA, 2018
Komödie, Drama

Darum geht's

Kayla, a social media-hooked 13-year-old, projects confidence and cool on her barely watched YouTube channel, but in real life is painfully shy, awkward, and practically invisible to her classmates. With high school just around the corner, can she reconcile her online persona with her real self?

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Eighth Grade Regie Bo Burnham

Auszeichnungen & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2019 | 3 Nominiert unter anderem: Best Feature

2019 | Gewinner: Best First Screenplay

National Board of Review

2018 | 2 Gewinne unter anderem: Best Directorial Debut

Oddly, watching “Eighth Grade,” with its deeply recognizable minor tragedies, and even more minor triumphs, made me feel a strange kind of hope. Burnham’s ability to view and capture horrible teen dynamics so clearly and convincingly indicated to me that one could live to tell the tale. After all, hadn’t I survived? I had, hadn’t I?
August 01, 2018
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A harrowing portrait of anxiety and acceptance in a post-social-media landscape, showing how all of us cope with an ever-changing, constantly refreshing world.
July 24, 2018
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A flourish can be empty, a flourish can keep the audience comfortably “above” the action onscreen. But Burnham knows what he’s doing. Every moment is life-or-death when you’re 13. These flourishes identify us so strongly with Kayla that every social scenario is pierced with emotional peril.
July 13, 2018
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  • Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film Eighth Grade

    More focused and affecting, if more typical than Lady Bird. A look at how life is a learn-as-you-go experience. This is a too-obvious tone, theme, and idea, for its grade-concept. And the periphery characters are either bland or mono-dimensional, only serving Kayla’s character arc that doesn't so much evolve, as much as she learns how to wade through the blows, like a boxer on tip-toes.

  • Ana Sousa's rating of the film Eighth Grade

    This was physically painful to watch. School is hell unless you know pretty much who you are at a young age (who does?) or you just pretend (who doesn't?) but technology makes it a thousand times worse. Glad I escaped this generation, even if just for a few years. Also, the fact that there are simulations of shootings in school, a place where you're supposed to focus on learning and growing up, is just depressing.

  • smndvdcl's rating of the film Eighth Grade

    Bo Burham's directorial debut captures the endearing awkwardness of youth with all of its rites-of-passage trials and tribulations. The balance between comedy, drama and social realism in Middle America is accurate and heartfelt. A competent entry inside indie cinema from the viral savvy comedian.

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Eighth Grade

    There are very few teen movies that deal honestly with what it's like to be a teen, and to Eighth Grade's credit, that's what its going for. Much of it is the old routine with a new Snapchat filter. But it's at its best when it veers into unexpected tonal territory or, true to adolescence, refuses to settle anything. And I approve on principle of any comedy where adults and kids can laugh at how little each knows.

  • Steve Pulaski's rating of the film Eighth Grade

    Bo Burnham does a tremendous job of keeping "Eighth Grade" authentic in nearly every facet: the clumsy communication between adolescents, the formless sense of connection, the ubiquity of social media and texting, and the reliance on the gifted Elsie Fisher using YouTube vlogs as her primary vehicle for voicing her thoughts all feel sharp. Similar to "Boyhood:" a film made up of details, most of which are on-point.

  • Matthew Martens's rating of the film Eighth Grade

    Complaining about Eighth Grade's self-absorption kind of misses the point. We're inside Kayla's cave here (credit for obnoxious prescience, Plato), just as so many of us were inside our own at that age (the lesser cave-tech seemed plenty compelling at the time). There's nothing really "new" in EG, nor need there be. Elsie Fisher's performance and Anna Meredith's soundtrack suffice to synthesize a geek sublime.

  • Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Eighth Grade

    I'm a big fan of Bo's offbeat, observational and inventive comedy. I was sold on this movie after it was lauded as the transposition of his unique vision to the big screen... except it's not. Eighth Grade isn't funny or thought-provoking. It merely chooses a small pocket of a very specific demo, and runs with what adults think kids do. It's hard to empathize with how complete idiots and incompetent adults are.

  • Artemis's rating of the film Eighth Grade

    Superlative. Burnham affectionately and acutely captures all the awkwardness, cruelty, and optimism of being a 13-year old girl without condescension or sentimentalism.

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