In a timeless México where women are disappearing, a girl called Huck wears a mask to hide her gender. She helps her dad, a tormented addict, to take care of an abandoned baseball camp ... See full summary »
Julio Hernández Cordón
Ángel Rafael Yanez,
Ángel Leonel Corral
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Felix van Groeningen
Jack Dylan Grazer
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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
Lucas Hedges previously worked with Jonah Hill's younger sister, Beanie Feldstein in Lady Bird (2017). See more »
The Sony Handycam used by Fourth Grade (Ryder McLaughlin) is a CCD-TRV16 camcorder. This model was released in 1998 and if this film precisely took place either in '93, '94, '95 or '96 (hence the Mid90s title); this would mean this camcorder model is anachronistic being manufactured as early as 1998. 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 »
When I first saw the trailer for this movie months back it was hard to not see some similarities from Larry Clark's teenage slice of life movies from the late 90s and early 2000s. Once I saw the movie I was pleased to see while some parts may be influenced by Clark, the Mid 90s stands on its own as true winner.
Much like Clark did, Hill has brought in some kids who have no acting experience here to play Stevie's crew. They all really knock it out of the park and add to the sense of realism. The film is short and sweet setting up the main points quickly and then taking some great turns, some of which are a bit dark. I was a big fan of Lucas Hedge's character and how the dynamic of him and Stevie plays out. The soundtrack also is really quite amazing and adds a lot to the film in some scenes. Also Mid 90's may have the best jump scare of the year!
Some people may complain that while the film does have good characters, setting and so on, it lacks a standard plot. While this is true I'd argue that it sets out to tell the story of Stevie in a realistic fashion and gets the job done. While Mid 90s does have some shortcomings like some cliches and some heavy predictability, I didn't feel like they hindered the film much. A strong 8/10.
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