Bo Burnham's "Eighth Grade" Is Officially Here And Everyone Is LOSING It

16 July 2018, 12:53

By Katie Louise Smith

The film has a whopping 99% on Rotten Tomatoes and has already broken box office records.

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, just when you thought you had already made up your mind about what film you would be calling the best movie of 2018, it looks like we have a new contender.

Bo Burnham's Eighth Grade was officially released in cinemas last week (July 13) and it's already getting the most INSANE reviews from the audience.

Bo Burnham Eighth Grade
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The film, which already received huge praise when it dropped at Sundance earlier in the year, is currently 'Certified Fresh' on Rotten Tomatoes with a whopping 99% rating. (There's ONE 'Rotten' rating out of 75... but honestly, who cares?!)

The film has already broken records at the box office too... According to Variety, the film made $255,000 over the three-day opening weekend. And while that doesn't sound like a lot, wait until you hear that it was only played in FOUR THEATRES. Yes, really.

Fans, critics and celebrities alike are all flocking to see it and the reaction on Twitter so far has been overwhelmingly positive. Everyone is absolutely losing it over Elsie Fisher's stellar performance as Kayla along with the topics that are tackled on screen. Some just can't believe a twenty-seven year old guy was able to nail such an intricate and accurate portrayal of a teenage girl's life.

From social media habits and all too familiar social anxiety to navigating friendships, relationships and the all important conversations about being "ready"... Eighth Grade sounds like an intense flashback to our early teenage years that's about to hit us all in places we forgot existed.

There is currently no UK release date for the film, but it is out in the US right now (in New York and Los Angeles, before spreading to cinemas across the country) and judging by what we've heard so far, we think it might just be one of the most raved about movies of the year. Hereditary is shaking.