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Girl Uninterrupted

Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade is The Breakfast Club of Gen Z, a sweet and moving peek inside the unending social media obsessions of teenagers



SCREEN QUEEN Elsie Fisher plays Kayla, who looks for love in all the wrong places.


The manic genius of Robin Williams

BO BURNHAM IS THE LAST PERSON YOU’D EXPECT to direct what critics are calling the most spot-on depiction of modern teenage girls. The 27-year-old male comedian first became famous for cleverly worded dick jokes on YouTube. But his feature film debut, Eighth Grade, has touchstone potential, offering the emotional accuracy of John Hughes films in the ’80s and Clueless in the ’90s.

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