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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

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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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Official Sites:

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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$258,157, 21 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,818,996, 11 November 2018
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Company Credits

Production Co:

A24,Waypoint Entertainment See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jonah Hill left a production meeting for Mid90s to attend Kanye West's album release party in Wyoming. See more »

Quotes

Ray: A lot of the time we feel that our lives the worst, but I think that if you looked in anybody else's closet, you wouldn't trade your shit for their shit. So let's go.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jonah Hill/Maggie Rogers (2018) See more »

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Watermelon Man
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A coming of age film for the ages
29 October 2018 | by citimetsSee all my reviews

Mid90s is Jonah Hill's directional debut, and it's a debut for the ages. Mid90s follows teenager Stevie, who lives at home with his single mother and abusive brother. Stevie has a hard time fitting in until he meets a group of kids at a skateboard shop. Stevie soon earns the nickname, "sunburn" from his new friends, "f***s***," "fourth grade," Ruben, and Ray. Stevie quickly learns life lessons from his group of friends that he's never been able to learn before. He learns about race, friendship, and other social class issues. He learns that no matter how hard you may think you have it there always someone out there who has it worse. These life issues that Stevie learns from his friends is what makes this film so authentic and real. It's not just a film about skateboarding, it's a film about the struggles of growing up, and standing up for yourself. The beauty of this film is how 5 boys with so little are able to live their best lives with each other with just a wooden board. This film is a portrayal of how little material items really mean, and how important it is to have friends to pick you up when you're down. The movie provides tremendous performances led by Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, and Katherine Waterson. Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross once again provide a film score that depicts the tone of the film in such a fitting and beautiful way. Overall this film feels so real and authentic, and it's hard to tell these are kids playing movie characters. Jonah Hill has made a movie with such heart and compassion, that it is hard to forget after the credits role. If you like coming of age movies, then this is a movie for you, and if you appreciate filmmaking itself, then Mid90s is a must see movie.


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