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Bo Burnham explores the awkwardness of ‘Eighth Grade’

July 12, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Bo Burnham’s directorial debut “Eighth Grade” has gotten rave reviews from nearly everyone, but there’s one group who is holding out: 8th graders themselves.

The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and opens in select theaters Friday, is a painfully authentic depiction middle school life told through the lens of a shy 13-year-old. Burnham says his movie might be a little close to home for some.

But the film’s 15-year-old star Elsie Fisher has a world of advice to the 8th graders who think that the film got it wrong: Just wait a year to see it.

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