Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade

20181 h 34 min

Kayla Day is an eighth grade student finishing her final week at a New York State public middle school. She posts motivational videos on YouTube about confidence and self-image that get almost no views, while struggling at school to make friends, winning the “Most Quiet” award from her classmates. Mark, her single father, struggles to connect with her and break her reliance on social media.

Kayla gets invited to a pool party hosted by a classmate, Kennedy, who has invited her only because her mother forced her to. Kayla has an anxiety attack in the bathroom, but eventually goes outside to swim, where she meets Gabe, Kennedy’s eccentric cousin. Kayla later has an awkward encounter with her crush, Aiden, who suggests that she rejoin the group. She overcomes her fear and volunteers to sing karaoke…

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