"Eighth Grade" is a 2018 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Bo Burnham.
The starring cast includes Elsie Fisher as Kayla Day, Josh Hamilton as Mark Day, Emily Robinson as Olivia, Jake Ryan as Gabe, Fred Hechinger as Trevor, Catherine Oliviere as Kennedy, Luke Prael as Aiden Wilson, Daniel Zolghadri as Riley, Imani Lewis as Aniyah, Nora Mullins as Steph and others.
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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 a small New York town. She posts motivational vlogs on YouTube about confidence and self-image that receive little to no views. Nervous and struggling to make friends at school, she is voted "Most Quiet" by her classmates. Meanwhile, her single father Mark (Josh Hamilton) struggles to connect with her and break her reliance on social media.
Kayla is invited to popular classmate Kennedy's pool party by Kennedy's mother. At the party, she has a panic attack in the bathroom but eventually goes outside to swim, where she meets Kennedy's nerdy cousin Gabe (Jake Ryan). After trying to leave the party early, she has an awkward encounter with her crush Aiden, who suggests that she rejoin the party. 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 of herself, Kayla tells Aiden that she has a folder of dirty photos of herself on her phone, a lie which piques his interest. He asks if she gives blowjobs; unsure of what to say, she says she does, but she later looks up oral sex instructions on YouTube and is disgusted by what she finds.
Kayla attends a high school shadow program, where she meets a friendly senior named Olivia (Emily Robinson) who shows her around the school. Olivia gives Kayla her number and later invites her to the mall with some friends. They have a good time, but a mortified Kayla spots her father spying from afar and orders him to leave. Olivia's friend Riley (Daniel Zolghadri) gives Kayla a ride home from the mall and initiates an awkward game of truth or dare in which 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 Mark.
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, Transformer and Yleisradio (YLE).
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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