Film Review – Eighth Grade (2018)

by Nick Kush
Eighth Grade

There’s always that one indie darling that releases in the middle of the year and steals the hearts of millions. It looks like Eighth Grade is that movie this year, capturing the uncomfortable and awkward nature of the early teenage years. From writer/director Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade may just become a coming-of-age classic.

The following review will be spoiler free.


Directed By: Bo Burnham

Written By: Bo Burnham

Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan, Missy Yager, Daniel Zolghadri

Thirteen-year-old Kayla (Fisher) endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school.


For a discussion of Eighth Grade, watch the video from Austin Burke above.

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mastermixmovies December 7, 2018 - 9:08 pm

Great review! I really enjoyed Eighth Grade. I reviewed it recently if you want to read it:

Nick Kush December 7, 2018 - 9:55 pm

I’ll take a look!

Rakkelle August 7, 2018 - 7:47 am

Nick, why grade do you give this movie? I always look forward to your grades at the bottom of your reviews, I didn’t see one here. Maybe it’s in the video but unfortunately, I didn’t watch the videos.

Nick Kush August 7, 2018 - 10:39 pm

The video was produced by the WONDERFUL Austin Burke as part of his YouTube channel. He reviewed the film, not me. I’m not the only one to produce content for MB. I have a great and ever-growing team around me :)

Rakkelle August 7, 2018 - 10:42 pm

That’s great. It’s wonderful that you have such a fantastic team but in my head, I have connected with you so I’d like your (Nick’s) opinion on “Eighth Grade”; please.

Nick Kush August 7, 2018 - 10:50 pm

I’d still have to see it first ;)

Rakkelle August 7, 2018 - 10:53 pm


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thespecimennews August 5, 2018 - 7:55 pm

Great review!

Nick Kush August 5, 2018 - 11:04 pm

Thanks so much!


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