Kayla, like most kids of her age, is obsessed with social networking, especially Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube, where she regularly posts videos offering life lessons to a tiny following. She’s the quiet kid at school with seemingly no friends. Kayla longs to make friends among her peers, but specifically craves the attention of her handsome classmate Aidan.
Whether online or in the real world, Kayla struggles to find anyone she can truly relate to. In Kayla’s own words, 'my life is like constantly being in line for a roller coaster but never having that feeling you have after the ride’s done.' Eighth Grade perfectly provides an insight into alienated youth, offering up a post-human spin on Pretty In Pink.
'A new iconic teenage heroine for the ages.' - Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
'It’s a hoot and will have you stood in the lobby discussing your own formative years immediately afterward. I absolutely loved it.' - Paul Heath, The Hollywood News
Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing