Refreshingly uncontrived in plot and with performances that are squirmingly authentic from the young cast, this Sundance hit by comedian Bo Burnham immediately enters the pantheon of teen movies.
Fourteen-year-old Kayla (Elsie Fisher) makes YouTube vlogs in her bedroom, encouraging others to 'be yourself'. But that’s something she struggles with, voted 'most quiet' by her classmates.
We follow her in the last week of class before graduating to high school, as she copes with social media, anxiety and sexuality.
Eighth Grade is one of the few modern films to understand how technology has changed teen life, while also offering timeless truths about the pains of adolescence.