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Eighth Grade (2018)

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Thirteen-year-old Kayla 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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Fisher delivers a glorious symphony of awkward poignancy, from Kayla's cringe-worthy attempts to chat up a popular girl to her ultimately sweet connection with her kind, befuddled single dad.

June 6, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Burnham's accomplished debut offers plenty for viewers of all ages, along with a filmmaking vision that is well beyond many of his comedy peers.

January 26, 2018 | Full Review…

It keeps threatening to become a cringe-fest, but pulls back, as Burnham opts instead for something more human and realistic. There's a lived-in wisdom in the film.

January 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Eighth Grade is lovely work, lifted up by a timeless piece of indie wisdom: Keep it real, as cringe-inducing as that can be.

January 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A lovely, truthful comedy about the pure nightmare that is junior high.

January 23, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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"Eighth Grade" isn't a documentary, but it hews as close to the modern coming-of-age experience as currently seems possible.

January 22, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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