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Writer, Director Bo Burnham Explains Nuances Of Film 'Eighth Grade'

By Kaely Monahan
Published: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 4:57pm
Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:40am
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Bo Burnham
Writer and director Bo Burnham.

The movie “Eighth Grade” follows the story of Kayla as she gets ready to leave middle school and enter high school, and it explores what it’s like to be a teen in this digital age.

Yet for all its immediacy, the story is still so universal that even those of us who have left middle school behind years ago can completely relate.

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