Eighth Grade

Feature | 14A | 94 min.


Uptown Theatre 4 Sun, Oct 14, 2018 5:30 PM
Uptown Theatre 2 Sun, Oct 21, 2018 3:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Rating:14A - coarse language
sexual content
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Bo Burnham
Cast:Elsie Fisher
Josh Hamilton
Emily Robinson
Produced By:Scott Rudin
Lila Yacoub
Eli Bush
Christopher Storer
Screenwriter:Bo Burnham
Music By:Anna Meredith
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Kayla (Elsie Fisher) has an online blog in which she tries to help other kids like herself navigate the social ins and outs of being a teen. She advises other kids to face their fears and let other people know the "real you." However, that's easier said than done, even for Kayla, who is mortified when she's labeled the "most quiet" of her eighth grade class. She considers herself funny, cool and talkative, although she admits she doesn't talk a lot at school. While trying to bond with other girls, she finds their attention is so far into their cell phones that they don't even hear her. She has a great dad, but she finds him embarrassing, so she limits communication with him, hoping instead to be accepted by the kids at school. Even though eighth grade can be hard, she looks forward to next year, when she'll be starting high school.