Eighth Grade is a film starring Elsie Fisher, directed by Bo Burnham, and may just be up for Best Picture.
This painfully real, awkwardly true film touches on a very specific experience in American culture…Eighth Grade. It’s that time in life when we straddle youth and young adulthood. The time where nothing makes sense and everything is important. So, so important. Especially being liked and accepted.
This beautiful film is challenging to watch at times, it’s hard to believe these kids are acting. But it does leave you with a sense of accomplishment. As if we succeed getting through 8th grade with her. And that’s something to cheer about.