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Bo Burnham movie ‘Eighth Grade’ gets a trailer, and it’s all too real

Bo Burnham, writer-director of “Eighth Grade,” with the film’s star, Elsie Fisher, at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Bo Burnham, writer-director of “Eighth Grade,” with the film’s star, Elsie Fisher, at the Sundance Film Festival.

“Eighth Grade,” the movie Bo Burnham made on the down low and then sprung on audiences at the Sundance Film Festival in January, will be out this summer.

Burnham, the 27-year-old Hamilton native and hilarious former YouTuber, announced on Instagram this week that the movie he wrote and directed about an awkward teen dealing with a disastrous eighth-grade year will be released by A24 in July. (He also released the trailer, which looks promising.)

At Sundance, the film, which stars Elsie Fisher — she voiced Agnes in the “Despicable Me” movies — won raves from critics who were utterly charmed by Burnham’s take on the difficulties of adolescence. 2018 is just getting started and it’s already been a good year for Burnham. In addition to “Eighth Grade,” Burnham directed Chris Rock’s new Netflix special, “Tamborine.”