Eighth Grade is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Bo Burnham.

Official trailers

A24 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 released the trailer:
Eighth Grade | Official Trailer HD | A24.

Story intro

Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) is an eighth grade student finishing her final week at a public middle school in the state of New York. She posts motivational videos on YouTube about confidence and self-image that get almost no views. Struggling to make friends at school, she wins the "Most Quiet" award from her classmates. Meanwhile, Mark (Josh Hamilton), her single father, struggles to connect with her and break her reliance on social media. She is invited to a pool party hosted by a classmate, Kennedy, who has done so only after being forced by her mother. At the party, Kayla has an anxiety attack in the bathroom but eventually goes outside to swim, where she meets Gabe, Kennedy's eccentric cousin. After trying to leave the party, Kayla has an awkward encounter with her crush, Aiden, who suggests that she rejoin the group. She overcomes her fear and volunteers to sing karaoke. Hearing that Aiden broke up with his last girlfriend because she refused to send him nude photos, Kayla mentions to him in passing that she has a dirty photos folder on her phone, a fabricated story that piques his interest. He asks if she gives blowjobs, and she says yes, unsure of what to say. She later looks up oral-sex instructions online and is disgusted. Kayla attends a high school shadow program, where she meets Olivia (Emily Robinson), a friendly twelfth grader who shows her around the high school. Olivia gives Kayla her number, and she later invites Kayla to visit the mall with some of her friends. They have a good time, though Kayla spots her father spying from afar and, embarrassed, tells him to leave. Olivia's friend Riley gives Kayla a ride home late at night. He initiates an awkward game of truth or dare where he asks about her sexual experience, takes off his shirt, and asks her to remove hers. She refuses, and he backs off, claiming he was just trying to help her gain some experience. Kayla breaks down at home and is comforted by her father. She makes a video announcing that she intends to stop making videos, as she feels unfit to give advice when she is not even able to follow her own.

Cast

Elsie Fisher
Kayla Day
Josh Hamilton
Mark Day, Kayla's father
Emily Robinson
Olivia, a high school student
Catherine Oliviere
Kennedy Graves, a popular classmate of Kayla's
Jake Ryan
Gabe, Kennedy's cousin
Luke Prael
Aiden Wilson, a popular classmate of Kayla's
Daniel Zolghadri
Riley, one of Olivia's friends

About

The film Eighth Grade was scheduled to be released by A24 (United States) and Sony Pictures Releasing (International) on January 19, 2018 (Sundance) and on July 13, 2018 (United States).

The duration of the film is 94 minutes. With a budget of $2 million, the film grossed over $13.5 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.

Rating

Eighth Grade got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

Official website: eighthgrade.movie

Google: #EighthGrade

Youtube: #EighthGrade

Wikipedia: Eighth Grade (film)