This 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
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 »
The film is said to take place in 1996 yet Stevie and his brother play PlayStation (1) with dual analog controllers. The first PlayStation launched with a D-pad controller with no analog sticks; dual analog controllers didn't release until April 1997 in Japan and late August 1997 in the United Sates. See more »
What about you, Fourth Grade? What you wanna do?
I don't know... I guess, like, make a movie or something.
This nigga think he Spielberg or some shit. You know you gotta say words to make movies, nigga, I ain't heard you talk but twice.
Yeah, I guess it's a stupid idea.
Yes it was.
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The A24 logo at the start of the film is made of skateboards. See more »
As Jonah Hill debut ... bravo ,, he aced it both ways,, directing and writing ,, the movie has solid plot ,, as i was a 10 years old kid, Back in the mid 90's, even though i wouldn't say i relate to the events per say "smoking and drinking and all" but I have just felt it through the lingo, trying to fit in , find your group of friends and the music, Oh my!! the music was and emotional captivation. .. anyway , the script was really good ,, so balanced ,, when it gets somewhat slow, just for a second it picks up real fast..
The cast was amazing ,, don't know how these kids are or how they found them but they did one perfect job,, first time seeing Sunny Suljic ,, wow ,, his face and acting skills we really good,, as for Lucas Hedges "the brother" i mean i knew him ,, i think he was nominated for an Oscar some years back ,, he was good too.. the other kids , F#ck-sh!t, Fourth Grade, Ray they were a perfect fit for the roles. and Na-kel Smith first movie ,, and his emotional scene was wow.
Final say,, I don't think the movie is specifically about skateboarding as much as it's about friendship/ family/ trying to fit in and about life, Just life, so Recommended.
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