Movie Review – Mid90s (2018)

Mid90s, 2018.

Written and Directed by Jonah Hill.

Starring Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Olan Prenatt, Na-kel Smith, Gio Galicia, Ryder McLaughlin, Jerrod Carmichael, and Katherine Waterston.

Synopsis:

Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era La who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

First time writer-director Jonah Hill has no shortage of directing coaches to draw influence from throughout the course of his highly successful Oscar-nominated career as an actor, but his feature debut bears resemblance to a Larry Clark or Harmony Korine picture more than anything, as Mid90s takes as headstrong a look at growing up in a dysfunctional family only to befriend a group of diverse skateboarder pals, as it does a sugar-rush approach to 90s nostalgia.

Before getting into what defines the various rascals we get to know, it has
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