Eighth Grade (2018)

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How does this not already have a thread? Written/directed by Bo Burnham



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Missed a pre-screening opportunity for this one because of other commitments. Now that I've already seen Searching and Christopher Robin, this is the one I anticipate seeing most this weekend.

EDIT: Nevermind, looks like Searching was moved to August 24th (guess this weekend got overcrowded).

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Opens nationwide this weekend and I really want to see it but I'm tight on cash...

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Big fan of Bo Burnham, I've been looking forward to this since the trailer. Hopefully I'll get to see it this weekend.

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Bo Burnham is one of the worst stand-up comedians of all-time. If this movie is even mediocre as opposed to godawful, I'll be shocked.

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Tourmie wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 11:30 pm
Bo Burnham is one of the worst stand-up comedians of all-time. If this movie is even mediocre as opposed to godawful, I'll be shocked.
Yeah, his stand-up is pretty horrid stuff, but I'll still give this a shot considering the damn near universal praise.

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I actually like Bo Burnham's stand up. I think he's funny.

I saw this movie last week. I really loved it! It was amazing how Burnham really captured what going through 8th grade was like. I could relate to a lot of the scenes. The main actress Elsie Fisher was phenomenal. This girl is going to win an Oscar someday.

I look forward to whatever movie Burnham does next.

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His stand-up is not 100% my thing but he's definitely done a lot to earn where he is right now.

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I really enjoyed this film. The formular for teenage centric films is a "group of friends" or "one character who has a best friend" or "a character that has a sibling(s)", but in this film is just the one lonely girl - who sort of has social media as her support characters/friends. Sooo refreshing to see that because that is how it is nowadays.

Elsie Fisher is amazing in this. :clap: :clap: :clap:

bit off topic: I personally feel that there are too many transitions in the American school system yo. kindergarten > elementary > middle school > high school > college > job/career

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the_red_ninja wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 8:08 am
I really enjoyed this film. The formular for teenage centric films is a "group of friends" or "one character who has a best friend" or "a character that has a sibling(s)", but in this film is just the one lonely girl - who sort of has social media as her support characters/friends. Sooo refreshing to see that because that is how it is nowadays.
Yeah this is definitely a lot more realistic. In middle school and high school, I was usually at home all the time since like I couldn't drive so I never got how teens in movies and shows were ALWAYS hanging out and going to parties and stuff. Like who's driving them? lol

I really enjoyed this film too. It was really realistic and some of the scenes were a gut punch. It was also genuinely funny too.

I also really loved the dad in this movie. He seems like such a patient dude.

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