Full Movie Reviews
Matthew Brady - wrote on 12/31/2018
"Growing up can be a little bit scary and weird."
'Eighth Grade' is an honest and relatable look on growing up. Almost hard to watch at times, but dose an excellent job of making you feel for the protagonist. Embracing it's cringe that many people, including myself are familiar with.
Bo Burnham perfectly captures the teenage phase with awkward close-ups and the camera focused on Kayla which shows her isolation. Who would've predict a comedian now acclaimed director.
Elsie Fisher (the coolest girl in the world) is so incredible that I completely forgot she acting. Before she was unknown, but now consider herself known after this. Also Josh Hamilton is fantastic as Kayla's lovable dad. There is not a single performance I did not buy in this movie.
By the end, despite the misery …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/29/2018
No matter the medium - books, video games, film, I have found that the ones that stick with me the most are those that do the best job of crafting a compelling story from the point-of-view of a character that may be completely opposite of myself, but presenting it in such a way that feels organic, natural and just plain real.
Bo Burnham has done that with Eighth Grade and Elsie Fisher (who literally graduated from eighth grader herself, weeks before shooting this film) is perfectly cast as Kayla, the every-day teen just trying to get by in a social media-obsessed world. Fisher gives the most natural performance I have seen in a long time, whether it's in the relationship with her dad (played by Josh Hamilton), her attempt at crafting meaningful self-help vblogs or just simply trying …