"Eighth Grade" is a 2018 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Bo Burnham.
The starring cast includes Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan, Fred Hechinger, Catherine Oliviere, Luke Prael, Daniel Zolghadri, Imani Lewis, Nora Mullins and others.
Here are "Eighth Grade" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.
A24 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 released the trailer for "Eighth Grade" you can watch here:
Eighth Grade | Official Trailer HD | A24.
Here is a short review of "Eighth Grade" movie plot summary.
Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) is an eighth grader in her final week at Miles Grove Middle School, a public school in the state of New York. She posts motivational videos on YouTube about confidence and self-image that get little to no views. Nervous and struggling to make friends at school, she is voted "Most Quiet" by 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 popular classmate Kennedy's pool party by Kennedy's mother. At the party, Kayla has a panic attack in the bathroom but eventually goes outside to swim, where she meets Gabe (Jake Ryan), Kennedy's nerdy 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 tells Aiden that she has a dirty photos folder on her phone, a fabricated story that piques his interest. He asks if she gives blowjobs, and unsure of what to answer, she says she does. 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 senior who shows her around the high school. Olivia gives Kayla her number, and she later invites Kayla to the mall with some of her friends. They have a good time, though Kayla spots her father spying from afar and, mortified, orders him to leave. Olivia's friend Riley (Daniel Zolghadri) gives Kayla a ride home from the mall. 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, angrily 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 is not the person she pretends to be and feels unfit to give advice.
Here is the full cast and characters of "Eighth Grade" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"Eighth Grade" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 19, 2018 (Sundance) and on July 13, 2018 (United States) distributing by A24 (United States), Sony Pictures Releasing International, Stage 6 Films (International), United International Pictures (UIP), Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), Cinemien, Elevation Pictures and Transformer.
The duration of the film is 94 minutes. With a budget of $2 million, the film grossed over $14.3 million.
"Eighth Grade" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"Eighth Grade" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 99/100. The audience also loves the film.
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