Eighth Grade

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USA | 2018 | 94 minutes | Bo Burnham

Opens July 20, 2018

Newcomer Elsie Fisher, in a star-making performance, perfectly captures the everyday humiliations and triumphs of a modern-day thirteen-year-old making her way through the last week of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year in the auspicious filmmaking debut of comedian Bo Burnham.


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Bo Burnham's directorial debut weeds through the minefield that is modern adolescence through the view of Kayla, a thoughtful 13-year-old girl on the precipice of completing junior high. A social media life coach of sorts, Kayla produces YouTube videos to her imaginary subscribers about self-love and confidence, yet can't quite put these into practice in her own life. In avoiding typical autobiographical coming-of-age film cliches, Burnham, a renowned 27-year-old male comedian, tells his own empathetic tale through the eyes and voice of a female middle-schooler. Eighth Grade pulls the extraordinary out of the ordinary with a unique story amidst the average teen experience.

  • Director: Bo Burnham
  • Principal Cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamiloton, Emily Robinson, Daniel Zolghadri
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 94 minutes
  • Producer: Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Christopher Storer, Lila Yacoub
  • Screenplay: Bo Burnham
  • Cinematographers: Andrew Wehde