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Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade gets a trailer


I have enjoyed Bo Burnham’s stand up and now I am looking forward to seeing Eighth Grade, a film that he wrote and directed. It was a big hit at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival with Elsie Fisher being a particular standout.

Eighth-grader Kayla Day always has her phone in hand, hoping to find connections online that might make up for those she’s unable to forge in everyday life. She makes YouTube videos aimed at other adolescents dealing with similar issues—feelings of isolation, anxiety, and invisibility—but after so easily summoning this wisdom and confidence when addressing her (barely existent) audience, Kayla finds it paralyzingly difficult to apply in real situations. In the final week of a thus-far-disastrous school year—and with high school looming on the horizon—Kayla struggles to bridge the gap between how she perceives herself and who she believes she should be.

Also, one of my cousins is an extra in the movie which is very exciting.

Eighth Grade is in US cinemas on 13th July 2018.

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