Movie Review – Mid90s (2018)

Mid90s, 2018.

Directed by Jonah Hill.

Starring Sunny Suljic, Na-Kel Smith, Olan Prenatt, Ryder McLaughlin, Gio Galicia, Lucas Hedges, Katherine Waterston and Alexa Demie.


A 13-year-old kid desperate for attention finds himself welcomed into a group of skateboarders in 90s La.

“You should look up to me,” says a teenage character during the first act of Mid90s, adding: “I smoke, I skate, I fuck bitches”. These are the questionable role models in the life of impressionable youngster Stevie (Sunny Suljic), who falls in with a group of older skateboarders in the La of the titular time period. The movie is the directorial debut of Jonah Hill, who also penned the script, based loosely on his own experiences in the California skating scene during his youth.

It’s an unusual film that spends its 85 minutes delivering a slice of life take on its characters, existing in their world rather

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