EIGHTH GRADE (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of ****
Rated R
(for strong language and some sexual material)
Released: July 13, 2018 limited; expands in August
Runtime: 93 minutes
Directed by: Bo Burnham
Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan, Luke Prael, Daniel Zolghadri, Fred Hechinger, Imani Lewis

(You can listen to Charles Elmore and I talk about Eighth Grade on Episode 11 of “The Bad and the Beautiful” podcast)

My review of Eighth Grade, for The Tulsa Voice. It’s a vérité look at an insecure 13-year-old girl during her last week of middle school, and how social media compounds the struggles of adolescence.

This debut indie from comedian Bo Burnham is an experience “akin to watching a horror movie, gasping and wincing as you avert your eyes from cringe-worthy embarrassment that’s just too painful to watch.”

It’s “often funny, too, but it all adds up to an unflinching look at one of life’s most difficult seasons.”

To read my full review, click here.

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