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on: July 27, 2018, 10:29:41 PM
I adored this movie. Funny, touching, and brutal. This sweet kid, I wanted to give her a hug all throughout (Elsie Fisher is remarkable, btw). My internal monologue was an endless cycle of, "Oh just wait til' college, girl, you don't even know! You're gonna flourish!" etc...

I was in eighth grade 2000-2001. Dear God.



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Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 12:12:55 PM
This was very good. If you've seen the trailer I feel like you've seen 90% of what the movie has to offer, but it's still really well executed and made me remember that time of life that I'd blocked out. Reminded me of the Atlanta ep from last season with the bootleg jersey. ANXIETY.
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Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 11:48:52 PM
I finally ripped the band-aid off and watched this. Wow. Believe the hype. Eighth Grade is a perfect movie. I don't understand how a debut film can be so perfect, but it really is. This is on par with Leave No Trace in terms of raw, truthful, gut-punch emotion.

It's not quite the horror film that some suggest; there is hope and humor in just the right amounts.
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Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 12:13:51 AM
I don't understand how a debut film can be so perfect, but it really is.

You live it in grand scale via your bedroom-popparody-cum-apatowverse then channel that through immense empathy.
This is such a beautiful, inspiring film.


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Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 12:15:57 AM
Yes. The amount of empathy and insight this movie can create simultaneously in a single moment is staggering.
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Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 02:43:48 PM
it's like if Tina Belcher lived in the real world
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Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 02:02:37 AM
Spoiler: ShowHide
Seriously though...

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Reply #7 on: February 25, 2019, 04:43:53 PM
It was insanely effective to just show the damn screens and their reflections.
I'm so many people.