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Skate Kitchen (2018)

R | | Drama | 10 August 2018 (USA)
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A teenaged skateboarder makes friends with a bunch of other skateboarding girls in New York City.

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Crystal Moselle
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachelle Vinberg ... Camille
Dede Lovelace ... Janay
Nina Moran ... Kurt
Kabrina Adams ... Ruby
Ajani Russell ... Indigo
Jules Lorenzo ... Eliza
Brenn Lorenzo ... Quinn
Jaden Smith ... Devon
Elizabeth Rodriguez ... Renata
Alexander Cooper ... Charlie
Juan Nisvis Juan Nisvis ... Juan
Nico Hiraga ... Patrick
C.J. Ortiz C.J. Ortiz ... Blake (as CJ Ortiz)
Hisham Tawfiq ... Lawrence
Karim Callender Karim Callender ... Tim
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Storyline

Camille's life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.Camille's life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use and language throughout, strong sexual content, and some nudity – all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director Crystal Moselle first saw two members of Skate Kitchen whilst riding the train. It was here that she approached them to star in a short film with Italian fashion label 'Miu Miu'. After the success of that short, she decided to pursue a feature film starring them. See more »

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Kurt: Your mother's a whore!
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Remade as Betty (2020) See more »

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Move Your Feet
Written by Jesper Mortensen
Performed by Junior Senior
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It's easy to get lost in its world thanks to a palpable atmosphere and a tangible chemistry between its cast.
30 September 2018 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

'Skate Kitchen (2018)' can be slow and it tends to meander but there's almost constantly a palpable sense of chemistry between its core players, the eponymous 'Skate Kitchen' (who each essentially play fictionalised versions of themselves). There's also a tangible, quite inviting atmosphere that perforates pretty much every scene, from the subtle and harmonious moments to the brash and loud ones. The flick falls into the category of film where the plot essentially comes second to the characters, as we're pretty much just put in the same space as them and allowed to experience what they do and how they feel when they're at they're most vulnerable. This works wonders purely because it all feels markedly 'real', not to mention suitably inclusive. This is helped by the fact that everyone except Jaden Smith does their own skating and that it's all suitably impressive, to boot. Everything just feels somewhat relaxed and it's easy to get drawn into the world. However, the narrative does wrap itself up pretty quickly and conventionally in a way that doesn't feel all that natural to what was previously established. There is also some unfortunate glamorisation of drug use. The experience isn't exactly riveting, either, even if it's usually engaging and generally entertaining. 7/10


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10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,065, 12 August 2018

Gross USA:

$236,799

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$287,307
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1.78 : 1
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