Eighth Grade is most definitely going to be enjoyed by its target audience. The trials and tribulations that adolescents go through are very well demonstrated in this movie.
The acting was spot on. I can’t think of one person that didn’t bring their best. Most notably, Josh Hamilton. He plays the father, and my heart went out to him. The torment teenagers put their parents through is agonizing, but this guy was always smiling. He was a joy to watch.
I wouldn’t recommend this movie to anyone other than teenage girls. I found it to be torture to watch; I didn’t like middle school then, and feel no need to relive it now.
I’m confused why they let this movie out with an R rating. This movie is geared around coming-of-age kids, yet they put in sexual items that bump it to an R rating. Who do they want to see this?
In my opinion, this is yet one more bomb that A24 has released. I’ve yet to see one that lives up to its hype.
About the Peetimes
This is a slow moving adolescent movie. Finding Peetimes was pretty simple, and even if you run over the allotted time, you’ll be able to catch up easily.
RunPee.com owes RunPee Sis a huge debt of gratitude. She sees any movie needed with no complaints and has done so for ten years (even basing Thanksgiving and Christmas family festivities around the seeing films). In 2015 Sis ran the entire RunPee enterprise herself, while RunPee Dan, Jilly and Mom went traipsing off to Europe. Sis is the spider in the web holding the RunPee family together — besides being a funny, well rounded person, and a joyous pleasure to be around. Her favorite films start and end with horror (which thank goodness she’s happy to see, since most of us don’t have the stomach for it) — but also likes silly comedies, sad dramas, and musicals of all types. If you’ve used a Peetime for a scary film, you probably have RunPee Sis to thank for it.
Favorite movie genre: Horror, horror, and more horror. The more disturbing, the better. Period.