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Mid90s

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Tuesday 28 May 201919:30 Book Now

Another Hollywood actor to turn to indie film-directing, Jonah Hill’s coming-of-age debut explores a teenager’s newfound rebellion and identity in a group of L.A. skateboarders


Its title already a giveaway, it’s the mid 90s (with an excellent soundtrack to set the tone), and 13-year-old Stevie (Sunny Suljic) is searching for a place of solace from his abusive home. With a cold bully as an older brother (Lucas Hedges) and a loving but distant mother (Katherine Waterston), he feels rootless until discovering a crew of skate punks. Comprised of ‘Fourth Grade’ (Ryder McLaughlin), ‘Fuckshit’ (Olan Prenatt), Ruben (Gio Galicia) and Ray (Na-kel Smith), these cool, older boys educate Stevie in ‘sex, drugs and skaterat culture’. Eager to fit in and find his place, Stevie’s willingness to throw himself into risky turns gradually grants him a position in a community where being tough is everything. Mid90s explores how we grow as adolescents through the people we model ourselves after. Its DIY feel and thrilling skating stunts are well-matched with the irresistible humour Jonah Hill is known for. A solid debut feature which offers a gloriously unsentimental slice of teenage rebellion. (Rachel Williams)