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.