Thirteen-year-old Kayla 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.
By samantha mellard
This movie felt like so real and really captured what 8th grade is like and the awkwardness was on point.
Some people see the rated R and decide not to watch it but you should. This is an amazing movie. When I watched it taught a great lesson. You should definitely watch this movie!
I don't usually write reviews, but had to in this case. Part of me feels like this movie is brutally honest, well acted, written, and worked over with a fine tooth comb, well-stitched and tied up in the end. I can't find fault in how well it's made. The other part of me, though, feels like this is incredibly irresponsible filmmaking and can empathize with one of the other reviewers who said, "what good does this movie do?" I want to research and understand better the director's/writer's intentions. The main issue I have with this movie is the father. Any parent who acts like this is incredibly irresponsible. He does not keep her in check at all, allows her to use her phone at the dinner table, to run all over him, to throw things at him, etc. Son or daughter, this is inappropriate behavior. This is clearly a case of the father trying to be a friend instead of a parent, and if THIS is today's parents, (though it's certainly not my parenting philosophy), then we're in trouble. If the director/writer had made more of an effort to say THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT A PARENT SHOULD NOT DO, then I could get behind it. However, he/they do no such thing. The monologue in the end where he comforts her is important of course, but other than that, the lack of engagement is appalling. Perhaps the director wasn't trying to be didactic and simply wanted to paint a picture, issuing no judgment of his own. This is, of course, wherein I have the issue with his responsibility as a filmmaker. You can't afford to make a movie like this, at least not now, and understand that there is an inherent responsibility whether you like it or not. I give three stars because it is the middle ground between what i wanted to really give this movie: both 5 stars and 1 star.
WORST MOVIE EVER
They would just put random films in the movie and they wouldn’t finish
Wish I could give 0 stars
This was quite simply the worst movie I’ve seen since Bad Times @ the El Royale. The same idiots @ rotten tomatoes also gave that one a “99%”. Maybe I’m the crazy one?
Good moments, but not a comedy
By Elaine Sunset
This is definitely a drama, and I wanted to love it. But it was just boring.
By Bella Cullen 1245
Eight Grade tells the story of a girl trying to fit in this world. This is a fantastic movie.
Oh no honey...
I, personally dislike this movie because it radiates cringe. But if you like it then that good for you...
Don’t watch with your young daughter
The R rating is absolutely appropriate. We had to turn it off - never finished it.
Rotten Tomtoes is on DRUGS
to give this movie 99% is crazy. Wait for it to be on Netflixs don't spend your money on renting or purchasing. Even the sound track is annoying.