Eighth Grade (15)
'+ Breakfast Deal
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Mon 14 Aug 9200
£7* | £5* students/under 25s | 3 films for £18*
Dir. Bo Burnham
94 mins | 2018 | USA
US comedian, actor and writer Bo Burnhams coming-of-age comedy-drama Eighth Grade is a hilarious, heartfelt and unusually clear-eyed look at the trials and tribulations of adolescence.
13-year-old Kayla (brilliantly played by Elsie Fisher) struggles through the last week of middle school. A loner, plagued by social anxiety, she channels her creativity and longing for friendship into her online persona, confidently dispensing advice via video blogs. But nobody watches them, and during her last days of eighth grade she becomes determined to connect in real life with the girls who look down on her and the boys who dont even look at her.
Fishers truly exceptional (and Golden Globe-nominated) performance powers the film. The dialogue is sometimes inane, words are sometimes stumbled over, and the actors evince physical flaws much as in real life.
Funny, distinctive and touchingly sincere, Eighth Grade will garner strong word-of-mouth as well as critical plaudits and will stay with you for a long time.
Enjoy breakfast in our Café Bar before the screening on Tue 21 May.
£9.50: Film + cup of tea + something from our breakfast menu.