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Mid90s (2018)

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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.

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Jonah Hill

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Jonah Hill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sunny Suljic ... Stevie
Katherine Waterston ... Dabney
Lucas Hedges ... Ian
Na-kel Smith ... Ray
Olan Prenatt ... Fuckshit
Gio Galicia ... Ruben
Ryder McLaughlin ... Fourth Grade
Alexa Demie ... Estee
Fig Camila Abner Fig Camila Abner ... Angela
Liana Perlich Liana Perlich ... Teresa
Ama Elsesser ... Zoe
Judah Estrella Borunda Judah Estrella Borunda ... Sam
Mecca Allen Mecca Allen ... Sara
Aramis Hudson Aramis Hudson ... Skate Shop Customer
Sonny Greenback Sonny Greenback ... 5-0 Kid
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Storyline

The movie follows a teenager named Stevie growing up in Los Angeles. He's struggling with his family, including his co-dependent single mom and his abusive older brother, and at school, where his richer friends seem to overlook him. When Stevie befriends a crew of skateboarders, he learns some tough lessons about class, race, and privilege. Written by Polly_Kat

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Taglines:

Fall. Get back up.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content, drug and alcohol use, some violent behavior/disturbing images - all involving minors | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mid90s See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

A24,Waypoint Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Jonah Hill, the biggest influence in making the film was creating a reverse skate video where the skating is very minimal and it was all about the people connecting. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Jonah Hill/Bo Burnham/Jim James (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Sucka Nigga
Written by Q-Tip (as Jonathan Davis), Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Phife Dawg (as Malik Taylor) and Freddie Hubbard
Performed by A Tribe Called Quest
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Slightly over the top and cliche but somehow still really good.
12 September 2018 | by andrewjking-27373See all my reviews

The film has a very simple style and indie art-house feel with the 4:3 frame and 16mm film look. I thought they were overdoing it with the 90's references through t-shirts and posters but it starts to feel more genuine as the movie goes on, and as someone in their mid 30's who skated, I was definitely feeling nostalgic.

The acting and dialogue immediately feels off because ...they aren't actors. BUT it's not in a bad way.. it's hard to describe. You get use to it and it's actually quite effective. There is definitely chemistry and for the most part the performances feel authentic.

It's hard to tell a coming of age story without cliches and mid90's certainly goes there and takes things pretty far in the name of make a directorial debut splash.

The character 4th Grader who is the white guy who just hangs with the skaters and films everything, seems to be based on Harmony Korine (apart from him being poor) as homage to the obvious influence of 'Kids'

Overall, it's a good movie and a fantastic first flick for Jonah Hill.


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