- 1h 34min
- Directed by: Bo Burnham
- Cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson
Kayla (Fisher) is an awkward teenager in her last week of grade school, who posts would-be inspirational vlogs while lacking confidence in daily life. Fisher is superb as the anxious, heroic Kayla and it’s a humane and sometimes hilarious debut from comedian-turned-filmmaker Burnham.
Reviews & features
Bo Burnham: 'I'd love to get back to live performing, but I'd have to figure out what I'd say next'10 Apr 2019
Acclaimed US stand-up tells us why the world of film is a better fit for his current ideas
It can be a lonely experience being up on a stage by yourself, even if adulation is coming at you in waves from audiences, night after night. Massachusetts-born comic Bo Burnham gained that love from both the public and critics with boldly experimental…
10 unmissable events happening in Edinburgh and Glasgow this April28 Mar 2019
Including Edinburgh Science Festival, Counterflows and Senga Nengudi
With half a century having passed since the moon landings, the Edinburgh Science Festival are grabbing the moment to explore the theme of frontiers, and looking at the way it addresses the likes of technology, engineering and maths.
Eighth Grade28 Feb 2019
GFF 2019: Elsie Fisher sparkles in Bo Burnham's striking, empathetic coming-of-ager
The highs and lows of an introverted middle schooler are captured with vivacity and sensitivity by filmmaker Bo Burnham in his humane, sometimes hilarious debut. Along with actress Elsie Fisher, he's created a truly unforgettable protagonist in Kayla…
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