Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade Trailer

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So here’s another potential breakout hit from Sundance 2018: a coming-of-age dramedy written and directed by Bo Burnham called Eighth Grade. The movie stars newcomer Elsie Fisher as a quiet eighth-grader who struggles with feeling invisible as she tries to navigate her last school year before entering high school. As you would expect from a modern portrait of adolescence, YouTube and social media play a major role in the movie as well. Although I wouldn’t necessarily expect a comedian like Burnham to present a story like this without going for cheap laughs, by all accounts the movie is honest, emotional and real. A24 will release it in select theatres on July 13th; check out the first trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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  • Lori Cerny

    Whoa, that does look good. I particularly like that the kids don’t look artificial, or too old (!), as in most Hollywood teen films.

    Think Burnham will be the John Hughes of the new generation?

  • 1138sw

    Agree with Lori below. Looks good and looks almost like a documentary at certain moments. Looks worth checking out!

  • 9No

    This looks great. Love the authentic look of the tween as well, like Lori said it looks real. Will have to check this out when it gets around these parts.