Friday, July 13, 2018

Eighth Grade: Movie Review


Loneliness and anxiety in one adolescent girl.
Eighth Grade really is a different type of movie. It’s not hyper-sexualized nor edgy and dark. It’s just about one girl and her intense struggles with her place in life. The intensity comes solely from the pressures she places on herself to be cool. There’s a heartbreaking realness to her very palpable anxiety and that’s where this movie shines. Eighth Grade puts words and an empathetic face to the universal concept of every-day nervousness. 2018

Directed by: Bo Burnham

Screenplay by: Bo Burnham

Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton