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Eighth Grade

From April

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Director: Bo Burham

Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan and Fred Hechinger

Rating: 15

USA 2019, 94mins

Eighth Grade offers a rare and resoundingly truthful look at adolescent life, while heralding breakthroughs for writer-director Bo Burnham and captivating star Elsie Fisher.

The life and struggles of an eighth-grader, (Fisher), during her last week of classes before graduating to high school. She struggles with social anxiety but produces vlogs giving life advice.

Did You Know? Technology company Apple were going to provide laptops and phones for the film for free, but they were unhappy with the scene where the iPhone broke when it got thrown. As a result, the laptops shown in the film were those belonging to the crew and the broken iPhone scene was kept in.