As the very first scene starts it is apparent that Kayla (Elsie Fisher) is as real as an eighth grade student could be. Immediate submersion into Bo Burnham's realistically cringe-inducing story about an awkward student embracing change. There's a lot here that's hard to watch- in the best way possible. At first it's the overuse of current memes that's cringy. As Kayla gets closer to being a high-school student the pressure of fitting-in intensifies the substance to an almost unwatchable state. You might have to force yourself to watch but you'll easily relate to what is the most realistic portrayal of modern middle school.
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