One thing that “Eighth Grade” accomplishes is capturing the experience of eighth grade (at least my experience). In the movie, eighth grade is total hell for Kayla, and that’s exactly how it was for me.
The new movie “Eighth Grade” takes me back to Centennial Academy, golf carts, and Algebra 1. I want to touch on what I really like about the film, and that is how they depict the transition of pre-teens to teenagers.
Here’s the thing about Kayla’s all-too-relatable character: We don’t want to relate. We don’t want to feel what she feels or experience what she experiences. We don’t want to be her. Because at some point, we already were.