Lost teen Stevie (Sunny Suljic) seek. to find his place in the world as he struggles to fit in at school, and faces an unsettling home life. After meeting a gang of older skaters in L.A., Stevie finally feels like he belongs. Safe for now away from his violent brother Ian (Lucas Hedges) and his emotionally despondent mother (Katherine Waterston), Stevie knows summer can't last forever in a 90s haze. Jonah Hill wrote, directed, and produced this coming-of-age film, which co-stars Na-kel Smith, Gio Galicia, and Ryder McLaughlin.~Clare Perez-Izaguirre Lopez
Mid 90s Is Nothing Shy Of Greatness. From The Minute It Starts To The Very Minute It Ends. Keeps You Interested And Invested In The Characters On Screen And The Chemistry Between Them. The 90s Setting Is Phenomenally Executed. As A Viewer I Felt Transported Back In Time With The Representation. This Movie Is Littered With Easter Eggs And Timely Topics From The Period. Overall Mid 90s Is A Superb Movie That Anyone Could Enjoy And Deserves Recognition For Its Work!
I was once a skater preteen and teen in the 90's, and so this film had me seeing a lot of younger me, or friends I knew, at various times. A first half that looks to bring in a nostalgia for that time goes into a second half that will remind you of some of the life decisions you made and how we're lucky we got out alive.
It's shot in 4:3 academy ratio, so that is what it is, but the 16mm look feels right for the film, and the audio mix is nice but nothing to write home about - not that it needs to be.
Jonah Hill makes his directorial debut with this delightful coming of-age comedy about 13 year old Stevie (played by Sunny Suljic) trying to fit it with his new skate crew friends while attempting to escape the harsh realities of his home life. All the young actors play their roles magnificently. A great film to watch.
If you like indie film, 90's nostalgia and coming of age movies, this is for you. I absolutely love this movie. It is a bit drama, a bit comedy, but so enjoyable. The cast does a fantastic job recreating growing up in the 90's. The film is a departure for director Jonah Hill, but a welcome one.