Grade: 7th grade Math (could be used for 6th and 8th grade, too) Goal: To have the students understand how money really works – and how having a budget can help them avoid bad debt/credit issues. Instead of appealing the Motion Picture Association of America's R (Restricted) rating of the film, A24 and Burnham arranged free all-ages theatrical screenings in every state to let their young intended audience to more easily see it. [99] Richard Brody in The New Yorker wrote the film was let down by "sentiment, stereotypes, and good intentions", and despite Fisher's performance, "Kayla remains merely a collection of traits". [41] Upon reviewing the screenplay, Fisher's father shouted and swore reading the "truth or dare" scene, but made sure his daughter was comfortable with the material. Its international start wasn’t great at $5.5 million in 19 markets, but within expectations. [56] Eighth Grade also screened at the Seattle International Film Festival at its closing weekend in June 2018. Slide 8: Your monthly budget, including all expenses balanced against your net pay (Here is where you subtract all your bills and savings from how much you make and see what you have left) Slide 9: and … The film will have no trouble earning enough to cover its $65 million production budget domestically. Meanwhile, Mark, her single father, struggles to connect with her and break her reliance on social media. Upon release, the film was a critical and commercial success. [60] Burnham had the option to edit the film to secure a more permissive PG-13 but chose not to do so, commenting, "It didn't feel like our responsibility to portray a reality that was appropriate for kids, but rather portray the reality that the kids are actually living in". The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits. [28], Burnham was also inspired by observing a girl in a mall taking selfies while alone; he believed she was concerned about her appearance. More... Directors Guild of America announced their theatrical nominations this week and we are starting to see some real patterns emerge and I think the Oscar picture is getting clearer. In Nigeria Grade 8 (JSS2) is the second to last year of Junior high, as there are no Middle Schools in the Nigerian education system, elementary school (primary school) ends in grade 6.Pupils (called learners by the Department of Education) are between the ages of 13 and 14. This is the third highest theater average of 2018 behind just Free Solo ($73,572 in four theaters) and Eighth Grade ($65,949 also in four theaters). She overcomes her fear and volunteers to sing karaoke. The Golden Globes nominations are the second major Awards Season set to come out. [13] Kayla's video blogs were shot with an actual MacBook Pro. [89], In the Los Angeles Times, Justin Chang evaluated Eighth Grade as "sharp, sensitive and enormously affecting". This frustrates Kayla's otherwise supportive father (Josh Hamilton), whom she alienates despite his wish to … [32], To write dialogue representing Generation Z, Burnham watched YouTube. The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced on Friday and thus the 2018 Awards Season begins. Olivia's friend Riley gives Kayla a ride home from the mall. was close behind with an average of $21,787 in two. The re-release of Wanda opened with $10,679 in one theater. [9] The words "um" and "like" in the screenplay also reflect "the process of struggling", rather than the characters' lack of intelligence. She later looks up oral sex instructions online and is disgusted. More... Free Solo didn’t quite live up to weekend estimates, but it still overtook Eighth Grade for the best theater average of the year with $72,551. [4], On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 99% based on 299 reviews, with an average rating of 8.84/10. [39] Fisher, then 13, said she had struggled to find a part realistically depicting a teenager before auditioning for Eighth Grade. These activities and worksheets are … Club named the scenes between Fisher and Hamilton to be among the "funniest, most poignant" scenes. Then work to stay within your budget and watch your savings grow! While his main intention was to write a story about anxiety, he chose the setting of eighth grade because of his perspective that "anxiety makes me feel like a terrified thirteen-year-old. [85] Variety's Peter Debruge judged the film "achingly honest" but clichéd in having Kayla infatuated with one boy (played by Luke Prael) and ignoring a better love interest (played by Jake Ryan) until the later acts. "[80] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 90 out of 100, based on 49 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". Professor Jean Twenge also connected an increase in Internet usage to a decline in juvenile mental health. The film is Burnham's feature-length debut as a writer and director. [44] During the audition process for the real-life eighth graders, one student claimed having eczema was her "special talent" and another auditioned by "eating a bell pepper like an apple." The Independent Spirit Awards nominations kicked off the 2018 Awards Season and the winners are announced just before the end. Of these, only Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is earning good reviews. [14] NPR interpreted the impact of the Internet during maturation as "one of the key subjects of Eighth Grade", commenting on how many people may not remember the age fondly, but social media has added complications. It had a Cyrix M2 233 CPU; an Amptron PM9100 PC Chips integrated board, 16Mb of RAM (14 after the 2Mb went to video), a 3.2Gb hard drive and a generic 28.8 … McQueen and Blindspotting were right behind with averages of $24,718 and $24,024 in 4 and 14 theaters respectively. 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[50][clarification needed], British electronic composer and solo musician Anna Meredith wrote and recorded the film's score in her London studio. Help your 8th-grade students perfect their writing skills, with our most popular creative writing printables. [30] Work on the screenplay began in March 2014. [16] However, journalist Chris O'Falt suggested Kayla is not truly ready for sex, but simply is "pressured to barter [her] sexuality for social acceptance". [12] A 2018 U.S. poll found 45% of teenagers reported "almost constantly" online. There are several films based on real life events on this week’s list, three of which look like they were precision engineered to win Oscars. Budget components may include items such … [50] She explained, "We just wanted to take a sensitive approach and just be honest about this, and portray a type of toxic event that can happen. [62] MPAA representative Chris Ortman stated A24 never appealed the R rating, though having the right to do so. [75] Eighth Grade expanded to 33 theaters in its second weekend, grossing $794,370,[76] and then made $1.3 million from 158 theaters in its third weekend. [72] It surpassed Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs ($60,011) for the best per-screen average of 2018,[73][74] and was in-turn surpassed by Free Solo ($75,201) at the end of September. "[49] As her first film score, Meredith described the process as a "challenge," emphasizing that as a composer, "you don’t just present the music you want. [78], By August 16 the film earned $10.5 million, the sixth-highest grossing independent domestic film of the summer. Curriculum specialists and lesson … It was not a close race at the box office this weekend, as Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation topped expectations and Skyscraper did not. [94], Media outlets also referenced actress Molly Ringwald's approval. "[26] He also reflected on his notion that eighth grade is a crucial year for forming self-awareness:[27], I wanted to talk about anxiety and what it feels like to be alive right now, and what it is to be unsure and nervous. Its reviews are award-worthy, so it should have very long legs and if it actually picks up some major award nominations, it could expand truly wide. Eighth Grade began screening in Canadian cities on August 3. He began the screenplay in 2014 to reflect on his own anxiety and panic attacks stemming from his career as a comedian. [23] However, journalist Sonia Rao judged Mark to be "the only constant presence in her life";[24] Mark is devoted to Kayla and later tells her he is proud of her. For research, he watched vlogs from teenagers on YouTube, where he also discovered Fisher. For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary. Kayla breaks down at home and is comforted by her father. [83] The New York Times' Manohla Dargis cited Josh Hamilton as "note-perfect". The weekend box office lived up to expectations, for the most part. More... Eighth Grade opened with stellar reviews and I even heard Oscar talk for its star, Elsie Fisher. [98], Adam Chitwood wrote a mixed review on, calling it "a rough draft" that needed editing to convey its points. [92] SF Gate critic Peter Hartlaub wrote the comedy is combined with "pure social and sexual horror". [32] Fisher had the screenplay on her lap to read when her character was looking down. [28][44] For the mall scenes, exterior shots were taken at Palisades Center in West Nyack, New York, while interior scenes were shot at the nearby The Galleria at White Plains. [84] Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post highlighted Fisher for "a raw, radiantly generous performance". Granted, its reviews are only 31% positive, but it earned an A minus from CinemaScore, so its target audience liked it a whole lot more than the critics did. For example Vice led the way with six nominations, so its Oscar chances have gone up, but don’t expect it to lead the way when the Oscars nominations are announced. This Family Budget Lesson Plan is suitable for 8th - 12th Grade. Deliberately avoiding a "cute" score, Burnham turned to electronic music because "Kayla’s experience feels so intense to her," and chose Meredith since her style was unlike "a lot of electronic music […] very cold and masculine. [95] Ringwald tweeted "I just saw [Eighth Grade] and thought it was the best film about adolescence I've seen in a long time. Hearing that Aiden broke up with his last girlfriend because she refused to send him nude photos, Kayla tells Aiden that she has a dirty photos folder on her phone, a fabricated story that piques his interest. At graduation, Kayla rebukes Kennedy for ignoring her and acting indifferent toward Kayla's attempts to be nice. It will break even and could even justify a fourth film. That’s as low as a family film can go before it would hurt its legs. theaters, 3.6 weeks average run per theater. Eighth Grade remained on top of the theater average chart with an average of $24,975 in 33 theaters over the weekend. For more information, please contact us at To cope, she publishes video blogs as a self-styled motivational advice-giver, though spends much of her time obsessing over social media. [5] It had four nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Film,[102] winning Best First Screenplay. The next closest film was a fellow documentary, McQueen, which earned an average of $16,692 in five theaters during its second weekend of release. It earned second place in the U.K. with $2.02 million in 452 theaters, as well as third place in Australia with $1.20 million on 198. Eighth Grade is a 2018 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Bo Burnham. [27], The film premiered in competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 19,[54][55] and was subsequently screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival in April. [15], According to critic Kyle Buchanan, "The biggest mystery to ... [Kayla] is the opposite sex", considering her interest in Aiden and taking online lessons about fellatio. More... Mid90s had a much better than expected start earning an average of $64,539 in four theaters. That felt more like middle school than high school to me. Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue Try our quiz: What Your Eighth … [46], Burnham chose not to obscure the natural look of Fisher's skin,[34] who wore some make-up but her acne was left visible. … The Miseducation of Cameron Post was the only film in the $10,000 club this past weekend earning an average of $24,319 in two theaters. [27] He also liked the idea of a female protagonist to avoid "projecting" his personal memories of eighth grade as a male. They pay $8 an hour.” After getting a work permit at school, Amy and Jason ... with their friend Aaron, treasurer of their 8th-grade … [86] For The New Yorker, Naomi Fry credited Eighth Grade with "queasy verisimilitude" and exploring the impact of social media on the lives of teenagers.