Eighth Grade (2019)

Bo Burnham directs Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton and Emily Robinson in this coming of age drama where a quiet, lonely girl tries too hard to fit in.

A bit too raw and painful to enjoy. Brutal. Close to the bone. Like being kicked in the face by a bright bit of marketing. It is admirable that there’s a current film out for smart kids that promotes self-esteem over fitting in. But it ain’t enjoyable to watch a bright and self aware child be fucked around or ignored by the vapidly popular and predatory. Very well made but not something I’d want to sit through again.

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