Eighth Grade

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Eighth Grade
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Jeffertron

As someone in their early twenties, I greatly appreciate not having a cellphone until my senior year of high school. I wonder how accurate the disengagement of these younger kids from the real world for the sake of cellphones was portrayed in this film.

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David

She's a good actress. Very real life film.

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Nicole

I can't imagine being that age in the time of social media! Great performances and fun film to watch with my niece.

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Leon

This was a really good film, thoughtful and sensitively done. Great performances by the main character and her awkward dad. The inclusion of technology was brilliant and frightening at the same time. Recommend.

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Arlett

This movie was cute. I enjoyed how the film gave us the lens of a young girl in this technological world, that just abrupt into our lives. I loved that for once its not a super dramatic film, in the sense that girls get into dramatic situation. This film, I know, is not every ones cup of tea, ...Read more

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Isabel

this movie slaps y'all are just boring

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Chris

BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Velos y

I reckon if one is a teenager or adolescent, or is in possession of either of these, they would appreciate this film much more than I did.

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Sahan

Didn't connect at al. Perhaps a generational gap.

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Frank Sherman

OK, I did not watch 8th grade yet because I left my chrome cast in the bus (not worth it) So , I think I'll just write a little review based off of what I heard from my dear friend Lenny (whose opinion is VERY good) This is what he said on the phone. Roughly."I liked the movie. It was very ...Read more

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Velos y

Kudos, this may very well be the best review I've ever read on Kanopy.

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jeffrey

Ok, then maybe "Lenny" should have posted his own review. For context, how old is "Lenny"? This would make a difference
because I found it humorous, endearing, heart wrenching, and uplifting. It perfectly hit so many ups and downs of
early adolescent life in America today. I am ...Read more

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Velos y

Jeffrey, you should try and relax more, enjoy life, it won't hurt ya none.

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Sara

This movie had some great perspective but overall was quite boring. I got to the part where the older boy was about to take advantage of her and stopped the movie. The trauma wasn't worth it.

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Marcie

So much hype, not as great as I thought it would be. The last 10 minutes are the best part of the whole film.

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James

I loved this movie. It's a nice companion piece to LADY BIRD, a coming-of-age story about an anxious, lonely girl about to graduate eighth grade. I especially love that the film is able to explore all the horrible indignities of being a tween without descending into total Todd Solondz-style ...Read more

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Leon

Agreed, good review - a really smart film.

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ka

Cast, esp. lead actress great. Bit cringey, humiliations, dad awkwardly trying, getting dissed, Later his patience helps them connect. Can be triggering -boys sleazy, girl's insecurity and curiosity play into it. She escapes the worst. Nice characters and her own growth uplift it, concludes ...Read more

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marek

This was pretty boring with little to no argument to be made that hasn't been done in a better way with more payoff in plenty of previous films about youth and the transition to adulthood. I feel like it was praised because the actors all looked like "real people" which is the one aspect of ...Read more

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Allison

I saw this at the Seattle International Film Festival last year! That movie changed my life, it was FANTASTIC!!!!!! As an introvert my whole life in school with anxiety and graduated high school six years ago, this hits close to home! It is the most personal film I've ever seen in my life! Bo ...Read more

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