I have a bias, I grew up skateboarding. We never matched the cool of dogtownZ but shared in the friendships that intersection of boards and youth delivered. Jonah has eloquently captured the rights of friendship and the shared awkwardness we all felt dipping our toe into new waters during or after school. This is a film where you drop in, ride along for a bit and then drop out, hence the No Country for Old Men references that pop up in other reviews. Where this differs is the storytelling, it's a personal shared story of Jonah Hills own youth. One that isn't terribly unique, just honestly told thru the consistent eye of a boy just finding his way into adulthood. The freedom of boarding, the wee hours of the night spent on the Boulevard, the desire to spend hours learning a new trick, trying out stunts with your friends and all that skate culture provide a fulfilling backdrop to the main characters emotional journey. Like Kevin Smiths films the movie is about being young. Mid90's is about the kids that might hit up mall rats for beer buys, 90's kids are just younger enough to simplify their plot lines to peer friendships versus budding relationships. Don't misunderstand, there is plenty of boy girl relationship included, but it's sideline to the boys finding their way interpersonally. For us skateboard kids the movie hits home, for the Non-skaters it's a great story with great punchy and fitting humor woven throughout and riding on the back of the culture of the mid 90s themselves. Them movie feels real. This is not a movie about shredding empty swimming pools, it's about being a kid for a time. Its about peers helping friends out with a new board or trick, it's about acceptance and honesty. It's filled with feel good and that's welcomed given the socioeconomic and political,climate that greets us outside the theatre doors. This is a good film. It's feels simple, almost independent, but if you pay attention you'll witness Jonah and his director of photography were paying attention as well. We are provided some nice action camera angles, enough POV footage to get what skateboarding is all about, plus there are many shots that look well crafted cinematographically with either the luckiest of found lighting utilized under a masterful technician or the crew spent some time crafting the shots. Like No Country... the film simply ends. It's appropriate when it goes black but nobody in the seats was ready to leave yet. The young actor had just reached a stride, he is accepted, things are starting to happen for him, he is in that place where you no longer worry about not fitting in and are no longer cautious of what you might say wrong, you know the field of play, you're part of the group, your friends have become your young adult family. The movie goer has enjoyed some laughs, some drama, some concern and your just feeling that everything is turning out ok and then...darkness and credits. Every actor delivers something, nothing is wasted, nothing is missing. This is the sort of movie that ten years from now we'll be seeing big leading roles for many of these kids. I saw it in a barely filled afternoon theatre sitting and everyone was laughing out loud. I can only imagine how much more effective a full house would be. A great way to end the summers viewing. Highly recommend the film, Jonah, if this is what you've got from attempt number one, I can't hardly wait to see what you bring us next! This was crafted from love without the pressures of big studio. It's that freedom that lets the story be told the way you wanted it to be told. I will be buying the DVD for the home theatre experience, PS fantastic soundtrack.
Mid90s (2018) 720p YIFY Movie
Mid90s is a movie starring Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, and Lucas Hedges. 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...
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The Synopsis for Mid90s (2018) 720p
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.
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The Reviews for Mid90s (2018) 720p
An eight for capturing the period and awesome first time out for JonahReviewed byesweet-154-191260Vote: 8/10
Mid90s is a well shot, well acted film with themes that will hit home for a lot of people. Unfortunately it's boring and predictable writing let it down in a major way. There's no real connection felt for the characters and it's paced incredibly slowly. The actors do very well with what they're given and Hill's direction is very good. I would definitely watch another film directed by Jonah Hill but I don't think his talents lie in screenwriting.
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 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 actors 30 years his senior.