‘Eighth Grade’ trailer is a too-real look back at middle school
Is there a more difficult, awkward time in an average person’s life than middle school?
You’re caught halfway between grade school and high school, your entire body is probably going haywire as puberty sets in, and you’re still actively learning all the crucial social skills that will eventually steer the direction of the rest of your life. It’s a rough gig.
Sundance favorite Eighth Grade, from director Bo Burnham and starring Elsie Fisher (the voice of Agnes in Despicable Me), looks like it aims to capture all of the terror and existential stress a young girl faces as she stands on the precipice of childhood, staring out at her teenage years to come.
This trailer manages to highlight all of that, presenting a slice of young Kayla’s life as she deals with the uncertainty of what’s ahead in the context of a social media-driven world.
Eighth Grade is out in theaters July 13.