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Eighth Grade ()


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An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 25 wins & 32 nominations.
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Kayla Day
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Mark Day
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Olivia
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Gabe
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Riley
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Trevor
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Aniyah
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Aiden
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Kennedy
Nora Mullins ...
Steph
Gerald W. Jones ...
Tyler
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Mrs. Graves
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Mason
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Mr. McDaniel
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Edmund
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Officer Todd
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Mr. Graves
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Babs
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Chaperone
Trinity Goscinsky-Lynch ...
Dylan
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Mrs. Rosh
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Mr. Dankert
Keith Maurice Davis ...
High School Boy
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Mrs. Nolan
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Brave Boy
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Puberty Video Instructor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phoebe Amirault ...
Middle School Student (uncredited)
Veronica Bikowicz ...
Middle School Student (uncredited)
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School Photographer (uncredited)
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Middle School Student (uncredited)
Andrew Geher ...
Crazy Dancing Boy (uncredited)
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High School Student (uncredited)
Gerald W. Jones III ...
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Faith Kelly ...
Student (uncredited)
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High School Student (uncredited)
Luke Mulligan ...
Jed Goodwin (uncredited)
Kaileen Quinones ...
Middle School Student (uncredited)
Shane Stackpole ...
Drummer Band Member (uncredited)
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Middle School Teacher (uncredited)
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Middle School Student - Best Personality (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bo Burnham

Written by

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Bo Burnham ... ()

Produced by

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Eli Bush ... producer
Tom Ishizuka ... associate producer
Jamin O'Brien ... executive producer
Scott Rudin ... producer
Christopher Storer ... producer
Lila Yacoub ... producer

Music by

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Anna Meredith

Cinematography by

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Andrew Wehde

Film Editing by

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Jennifer Lilly

Editorial Department

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Jeff Cornell ... conform editor
Timothy Donovan ... first assistant editor
Barbara Jean Kearney ... account executive
Jack Lewars ... digital intermediate colorist
Josh Olive ... colorist: dailies
Pete Olshansky ... account executive

Casting By

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Allison Jones
Meredith Tucker

Production Design by

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Sam Lisenco

Set Decoration by

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Henriette Vittadini

Costume Design by

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Mitchell Travers

Makeup Department

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Patricia Grande ... key hair stylist
Jessica Padilla ... additional makeup artist
Heidi Pakdel ... makeup department head
Diana Sikes ... hair department head
Fiona Tyson ... key makeup artist
Jacqueline Knowlton ... makeup artist: additional photography (uncredited)

Production Management

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Isabel Henderson ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Vic Coram ... second assistant director
Evelyn Fogleman ... second second assistant director
Dan Taggatz ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Daniel Fisher ... property master
William J. Hopper ... graphic designer
Garry Pastore ... leadman
Erica Severson ... assistant property master

Sound Department

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Greg DeCellio ... boom operator
Mark DeSimone ... adr mixer: New York
Tammy Douglas ... sound mixer
Dan Edelstein ... adr editor
Michael Feuser ... dialogue editor
Jay Fisher ... ADR Mixer
Matthew Haasch ... foley editor
Rob L. Hubbard ... boom operator
Matt McLarty ... sound mixer
Andrew Rice ... adr mixer
Lawrence Zipf ... re-recording mixer / sound effects editor
Paul Stula ... additional sound mixer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Keith Anderson ... loader
Reynaldy Andre ... grip
Graham Burt ... assistant camera
Edward Cohen ... gaffer
David G. Gallagher ... assistant camera
Paul Goodstein ... key grip
Sarah Guenther ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Linda Kallerus ... still photographer
Rob Koch ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Gary Malouf ... camera operator: "a" camera
Bill Saxelby ... additional camera operator
Patrick Sokley ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris Wiesehahn ... best boy: grip

Casting Department

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Emily Buntyn ... casting assistant
Dann Fink ... adr voice casting
Betsy Fippinger ... casting associate
Brian Gackowski ... extras casting assistant
Jake Krickhan ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Hassan Boone ... costumer
Grace McNay Graham ... key costumer
Anna Tringali ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Tatiana Forster ... assistant location manager
Elizabeth Krekel ... location manager

Music Department

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Joe Rudge ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Benjamin Hawk ... driver: hmu/wardrobe truck

Other crew

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Lisa Callif ... clearance counsel
Matthew Chong ... assistant: Scott Rudin and Eli Bush
Joshua Davy ... production assistant
Sam Evoy ... script supervisor
Claire Fowler ... additional script supervisor
Abraham Friedman ... production assistant
Karen Gehres ... epk field producer
Jacquelyn A. Gibbons ... product placement coordinator
Daniel Goldberg ... assistant: Scott Rudin and Eli Bush
Rebecca Gruber ... assistant post production supervisor
Nick Mann ... accounting clerk
Samantha Martinez ... assistant: Scott Rudin and Eli Bush
Stephenie Mohamed ... production secretary
Kevon Murphy ... chef
Jessie Ng ... production coordinator
Emerson Nosek ... post production accountant / post-production accountant
Malachi Omega ... adr: voice
Julie M. Philips ... business affairs and legal
Ryan Poe ... payroll accountant
Jaymi Rosano ... production accountant
Erez Rosenberg ... clearance counsel
Adam Samuels ... production assistant: set
Joe Skyrm ... office production assistant
Randy Troy ... production staff

Production Companies

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Distributors

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  • A24 (2018) (United States) (theatrical)
  • Cinemien (2019) (Netherlands) (theatrical)

Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In his feature film directorial debut, comedian Bo Burnham deftly encapsulates the awkwardness, angst, self-loathing and reinvention that a teenage girl goes through on the cusp of high school. Given that the 27-year-old stand-up comic achieved fame as a teenager himself through YouTube by riffing on his insecurities, he is uniquely capable as the film's writer and director to tell the story of Kayla, an anxious girl navigating the final days of her eighth grade year, despite creating a protagonist w female instead of male. Like Burnham did more than a decade ago, 13-year-old Kayla turns to YouTube to express herself, where she makes advice blogs in which she pretends to have it all together. In reality, Kayla is sullen and silent around her single father and her peers at school, carrying out most of her interactions with her classmates on Instagram and Twitter. Her YouTube videos are a clever narrative tool that provide insight into her inner hopes and dreams, much like an inspirational online diary. One of Eighth Grade's biggest triumphs is in its realism.

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Also Known As
  • Восьмой класс (Russia)
  • Oitava Série (Brazil)
  • The Coolest Girl in the World
Runtime
  • 93 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $263,797, 15 Jul 2018

Did You Know?

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Trivia At a screening in San Francisco, director Bo Burnham said he originally intended for all the young characters to communicate with one another over Facebook. When his star, Elsie Fisher, saw his script, however, she said, "No one uses Facebook." He then made that a line in the movie and had the characters use Instagram and Snapchat instead. See more »
Goofs In the mall scene where Kayla first walks in to meet Olivia, she walks past a number of mid-mall kiosks. One of them has a mirror and you can see the crew briefly reflected as she moves through the scene. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Eighth Grade (2018). See more »
Soundtracks Orinoco Flow See more »
Quotes Olivia: Eighth grade is the worst.
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