Center college: it’s the very best of instances, however actually, it’s the worst of instances. Issues are occurring to your physique that you simply don’t perceive, you hate your dad and mom for sometimes inexplicable causes that really feel proper in the mean time, and also you’re trapped between childhood and being sufficiently old to get your learner’s allow. Eighth is nobody’s favourite grade, which is what makes it such an ideal time to set a film.
Written and directed by Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade stars Elsie Fisher (the voice of Agnes within the Despicable Me films) as Kayla, your typical center college pupil: she’s obsessed along with her telephone, she’s awkward, and pool events are her worst nightmare. (As the child who used to put on a shirt within the pool, I can relate.) “The subject of immediately’s video is being your self,” she says within the trailer above. “Being your self could be onerous. It’s like, aren’t I at all times being myself?”
As our personal Mike Ryan famous in his Sundance assessment, “I don’t perceive how writer-director Bo Burnham tapped into the psyche of an eighth-grade woman,” however he did by tapping into common truths: that you simply’re by no means alone as you are feeling (“Simply because issues are occurring proper now,” Kayla notes, “doesn’t imply they’re at all times gonna occur”), and you must by no means keep up all night time studying Instagram.
Eighth Grade opens on July 13.
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