Newcomer Elsie Fisher, in a star-making performance, perfectly captures the everyday humiliations and triumphs of a modern-day thirteen-year-old making her way through the last week of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year in the auspicious filmmaking debut of comedian Bo Burnham.
“Exquisite. A harrowing, alarmingly perceptive look at early adolescence.” – Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
Kayla (Fisher) has just won the school award for “Most Quiet,” but she actually has a lot to say. In fact, she has her own YouTube channel where she makes inspirational videos for teens about confidence and “being yourself.” But can she get her classmates to appreciate her own uniqueness? From uncomfortable pool parties to ruthless games of Truth of Dare, this warm, funny and riotously discomfiting film reminds us all just how perfectly awkward junior high really could be. (Dir. by Bo Burnham, 2018, USA, 94 mins., Rated R)
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