Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade

DVD - 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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amanoletters99
Jun 02, 2019

This is the saddest film I have seen in some time. I had no idea that kids today were so wired in to their phones and social media and the pressures associated with fitting in and keeping up. Whatever happen to that sense of wonder and innocence that is suppose to be childhood? If this film is any indication, they are no longer relevant and have been squashed by 'modern' technology. Sad. I'm glad I've never lost my sense of wonder and never will. Here's to being a kid at heart forever! Watch this film to understand what I mean.

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cadboy
Jun 01, 2019

A painful movie since it reminded what it was like to be in junior high, probably the worst period in most American's lives because you are leaving childhood behind and entering the adult world, people expect you to stop acting like a kid yet they don't let you be an adult. But that's why this is a great movie, it captures that period exactly.

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LynJoan
Apr 17, 2019

Perhaps the reason I did not love this, as many have, is because I happen to have an eighth grader myself right now. It seemed lack luster, somewhat interesting, but more educational than entertaining. Just OK in my books.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 05, 2019

“Eighth Grade” is an amazing movie that can really help people understand what its like being in eighth grade in today’s society. I was cringing so hard at some of the parts because of how accurate they were with some of the details about what it is like being 13-14 years old with all the new technology and social media kids are exposed to. It shows the awkward, insecure side of what it is like going through all these changes in yourself so quickly. Some parts of the movie were really dull and boring, but overall it was a really good movie. I rate “Eighth Grade” 3.5/5 stars. @Kyky18 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Mar 24, 2019

Worth watching to understand the Middle school mind and the effect phones and social media have on our youth. Also, Elsie Fisher's performance is laudable. Her range from crumbling to sparkling throughout this film is amazing as she inhabits every scene.

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BBRUTTIG
Mar 12, 2019

A contemporary movie of our times 2018-2019 of adolescent's in 8th grade going into HS, growing up in today's society; their anxiety, depression, what is expected how to act, love, joy and privacy. A good adult movie with some fun, cut e comedy situations. NOT a kids movie. rated R.

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AB8624
Mar 03, 2019

Way overrated. Like viewing a girls diary that’s ordinary. It's a sad time with social media affecting kids these days as shown in movie--sad, sad.

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lukasevansherman
Mar 03, 2019

Like a lot of people, I was in eighth grade once. Unfortunately, I still remember some of what it felt like, which is probably why I, as someone in their mid-40s, still enjoy films about teenagers. 2018's "Eighth Grade" is one of the better, more poignant ones I've seen in a while, much of it due to Elise Fisher's excellent, finely calibrated lead performance, which was nominated for an Oscar. It's the awkwardness and self-consciousness that she and the film nail so well and though it's billed as a comedy (and it is funny), it has its moments of horror. What complicates contemporary adolescence is social media, something the film thoughtfully explores. This is the debut of writer/director Bo Burnham, who is better known as a comedian. Music by contemporary composer Anna Meredith. Would make a good double feature with "Ladybird."

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TBrien
Feb 26, 2019

Over-rated, just like "Lady Bird"

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Chewie212
Feb 22, 2019

An excellent movie that lived up to its hype. I went in with high expectations, and they were met if not exceeded. Bo Burnham has a real winner here.

This movie does a great job of depicting anxiety, awkwardness and preteen life. Even though I'm decades away from them, a lot of what was shown still rang true. Of course, there was much newer technology, apps and cellphones, but even still.

Don't sleep on this. It's one of the best movies I've seen in a while.

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jimg2000
Dec 21, 2018

"Why would I want to go somewhere like that?" And there's actually lots of reasons. Uh, one reason is that people might not know, like, the real you. Like, if you only ever see, you know, some people at school or something, then those people are only going to know the school you. But if you put yourself out there and you go to places you wouldn't usually go, people can know the movie you, or the pool you, or the party you, or the weekend you. All the yous that make up the real you.
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You know, you never know what's gonna, like, happen next, and that's what makes things exciting and scary.

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jimg2000
Dec 21, 2018

Is Dad still a dork? Because, if he's not, he's probably just someone pretending to be Dad.
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And it's like being yourself can be hard. And, like, the hard part about being yourself is that it's not always easy because, you know, like, people can, like, um, like, make fun of you, or something dumb. Because, like, people suck and evil people exist. Um, but you just got to ignore them and, like, not care what they're saying.
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Sometimes kids act like they don't like you, but it's really just 'cause they got their own stuff going on, and they don't...

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jimg2000
Dec 21, 2018

what I was trying to say, like, you know, you just need to put yourself out there
and, like, face your fears and, you know, let people know the real you. And, like, it doesn't matter if you're scared because everyone's gonna be scared.
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She's a different generation than us.
-She's not a different generation.
Yes, she is. She's four years younger than us. Okay, but people who were, like, four years older than us felt, like, fucking 50 years old.
-That's, like, blatantly not true.
Your sister.
- My sister just sucks.
Okay, but, like, on top of that, she didn't have Twitter in middle school, and we did. That made us different.
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When did you get Snapchat? What grade?
-Fifth grade.
Fifth grade?

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