“So deeply rooted in feminine adolescent experience that it often feels as if Bo Burnham cracked open a whole mess of girls’ diaries to pen it. YOU ARE GOING TO FALL IN LOVE WITH ELSIE FISHER, THE BIG BEATING HEART OF EIGHTH GRADE!”
Thirteen-year-old Kayla (an endearingly awkward Elsie Fisher) tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year, before leaving to start high school. In the process, she must navigate her relationship with her loving, but slightly perplexed, father (Josh Hamilton) and determine how far she wants to go to fit in with the cool kids at school. This emotionally authentic, funny and touching story deftly captures the angst and complexity of contemporary suburban adolescence.