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Mid90s (2018)

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Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles 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

Writer:

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 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

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 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 »

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In an interview, Jonah Hill admitted that he was afraid he would accused of being bigoted because of the repeated use of words like f*****t throughout the film and considered a shooting a scene where the kids debate over whether they should be using that kind of language. He showed the scene to producer Scott Rudin, who asked, "Would you guys have had this conversation back then?" When Jonah said no, Rudin said that the scene would be "more offensive to put that in the movie than to show it how it actually was." See more »

Goofs

The M-branded skateboard that Ray offers to Stevie is right side up, yet in one shot - the board's facing upside down. See more »

Quotes

Ray: Yo, Fuckshit, just take everybody home.
Fuckshit: No, we're going to this fucking party, just fucking chill.
Ray: Fuck that shit, let's just call it. Everybody in here is bummed.
Fuckshit: I'm not about to let you fuck up my fun. You don't have any type of fun no more.
Ray: Nobody in this fucking car is having fun, if you haven't noticed.
Fuckshit: Only fun you have is sucking them pros dicks. Stop tryna to kill my fun. You used to be fun as hell.
[car swerves past Fuckshit]
Fuckshit: Oh, that's some funny shit. Huh!
Fourth Grade: Could you, like, pull over?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The A24 logo at the start of the film is made of skateboards. See more »

Connections

References Gleaming the Cube (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Live Version)
Written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter)
Performed by Nirvana
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Excellent Film
27 October 2018 | by dogmaticdogsSee all my reviews

First off, the soundtrack is amazing. Second, the acting is superb. So good in fact, it actually feels like a documentary.

I grew up with the skater kids, and it was an honest portrayal. Often misfits and somewhat broken, but usually loyal and just searching for a place where they can fit in and escape from some of their problems in life. Very few writers and directors can portray human psychology accurately. Usually characters are just portrayed as good or evil, rather than a product of complex genetic and environmental conditioning with both a good side and a dark side. People are not born and raised on the same playing field in terms of health, love, wealth, support, intelligence, attractiveness and opportunities. Most try their best but often fail or make mistakes. As a result, judgement of others is absurd. This movie captures all of that beautifully.

Sunny Suljic is going to be a superstar. At age 13, he exudes both genuine kindness and humbleness, as well as being able to simultaneously convey an edgy darkside. He has already surpassed many actors 30 years his senior.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mid90s See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$258,157, 21 October 2018

Gross USA:

$7,362,439

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,303,022
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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