Preview, “Eighth Grade” takes a girl through the last weeks of the most awkward year ever

Acne, hormones, weight issues, hormones, ungainliness, more hormones.

Eighth grade sucks. Sucked. The jump from elementary school to middle junior high is a traumatic chasm to leap.

And that’s what writer-director Bo Burnham (“The Big Sick”) fixates on for this new dramedy, starring Elsie Fisher as the traumatized teen and Josh Hamilton as her hapless single dad.

“Eighth Grade” being an A24 release, expect edge and cringe-worthy comedy from this July release.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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