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974 Ratings

Eighth Grade

Directed by Bo Burnham
United States, 2018
Comedy, Drama


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 Directed by Bo Burnham

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2019 | 3 nominations including: Best Feature

2019 | Winner: Best First Screenplay

National Board of Review

2018 | 2 wins including: 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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