Wow will this age terribly. With the forefront jokes being current slang and gestures, it just doesn't seem to have much of a shelf life. The jokes themselves were super tame and really cheap (which didn't seem to phase anyone in my theatre because everyone else seemed to be having a blast). The characters for the most part are cardboard, and glaringly obvious that this is a portrayal of what a comedian thinks being an eighth grade girl is like. This character doesn't seem to have much wrong with her life, meaning that the movie has no conflict, so the film as a whole seemed to drag. The plot line was incredibly eventless and dull. My eighth grade experience was so memorable because so much happened to me without any effort on my part. There was no bullying or psychological torment in this, a staple of being a modern eighth grader, in addition to little to no foul language on the kids' part. Why wasn't there constant swearing by the students? Thats all anyone does in eighth grade, and the film is rated R, so why was it played so safe? There is no excuse for this film to not be taken to the extreme.The film in its entirety just didn't feel relatable enough. I found Boyhood to be much more effective in this aspect since that's a coming-of-age drama that really didn't hold back.
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Eighth Grade (2018)
An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.
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In his feature film directorial debut, comedian Bo Burnham deftly encapsulates the awkwardness, angst, self-loathing and reinvention that a teenage girl goes through on the cusp of high school. Given that the 27-year-old stand-up comic achieved fame as a teenager himself through YouTube by riffing on his insecurities, he is uniquely capable as the film's writer and director to tell the story of Kayla, an anxious girl navigating the final days of her eighth grade year, despite creating a protagonist w female instead of male. Like Burnham did more than a decade ago, 13-year-old Kayla turns to YouTube to express herself, where she makes advice blogs in which she pretends to have it all together. In reality, Kayla is sullen and silent around her single father and her peers at school, carrying out most of her interactions with her classmates on Instagram and Twitter. Her YouTube videos are a clever narrative tool that provide insight into her inner hopes and dreams, much like an ...
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Tame and dullReviewed byjchano123Vote: 4/10
I REALLY wanted to love this film. There were things I did love about it. Elsie Fisher is a great actress, and I look forward to seeing her in other things. The script unrealistic and it would have been a better movie if a good portion of it had cut. I found myself looking at my watch several times and calculating how many minutes were left. It is a shame that the script didn't put in the effort the actors did.
Bo Burnham shoves you headfirst into the world of Gen X adolescence. The story follows Kayla, a girl almost finished with her 8th grade year at school. The film touches on the ideas of insecurity, hormones, fitting in, and everything in between. The storytelling is woven together through Kayla's advice help YouTube videos which is a fresh idea no movies have ever tried. A majority of the actors and actresses are children and they stand toe to toe with most adults in the industry today. The conversations are so natural and awkward, it's like this is a natural occurrence. Kayla is a wonderful person who just wants to fit in, and we can all relate to that. This is the most realistic depiction of being a teen in schools today I've ever seen without walking through the front door of the building. If you're in these years, see this film ASAP. If you have a child of these ages, see this film and learn what they're going through because you honestly don't understand unless you're there. You will find something to hold onto in this film. I cannot recommend it enough.