One of the best films we’ve seen this year is possibly one that you haven’t heard about. We are talking about Bo Burnham’s coming-of-age drama/ comedy Eight Grade. The originally premiered at Sundance back in January, and then Sundance London (where we caught it) in the summer. It has already been released in the United Staes, but so far hasn’t seen too many cinemas outside of its home territory. Well, here’s some great news as an Eighth Grade UK release could be on the cards after the film has been picked up for worldwide distribution.
Eight Grade UK release now on the cards?
The Eighth Grade UK release could be slated – we don’t have specific information as yet – but Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures Worldwide has just taken most international territories. Does that include us?
Eighth Grade revolves around thirteen-year-old Kayla who endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school–the end of her thus far disastrous eighth-grade year before she begins high school.
My original review said:
Fisher is perfectly cast in the lead, the young actress showing huge maturity in the role, as well as consummate comedy timing. She’s surrounded by superb support, most notably from Hamilton as Kayla’s good-willed father – and yes, he does get to do the big dad speech towards the end – one of the film’s only more predictable aspects.
Eighth Grade is perfectly staged, the tone spot-on and the overall experience authentic, while also being laugh-out-loud funny and sincerely heartfelt. Unlike the time of the individual being examined, it’s a hoot and will have you stood in the lobby discussing your own formative years immediately afterward. I absolutely loved it.
The still has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is now starting to deliver on the home formats in North America. We’ll keep you updated on any further news on the Eighth Grade UK release as it fires our way. You can read the original news article on Deadline at the end of the link above. Here’s the U.S. trailer from A24.