Starring: Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Na-Kel Smith, Lucas Hedges, Olan Prenant, Gio Galicia, Ryder McLaughlin
Director: Jonah Hill
Synopsis: A sort of coming of age movie, set in the LA skate scene during the 90’s where a young lost (puberty) boy, meets a group of older teens and throughout earns their respect and friendship. Through partying, smoking, girls, and skating the group always stuck together. But there are a few splinters as drinking and jealousy might cause the group to break up. Until one faithful day where the groups lives change forever!
Review: This movie was amazing. The total vibe it brought to the screen brought an instant connection to the things everyone was going through in the 90’s. I think Jonah Hill was able to capture what it was like for teens growing up and trying to ultimately find their place in the world. I think the movie was really well paced and did not over stay it’s welcome. I also believe this movie might have created a few future stars, as the whole cast nailed it. Everything felt real and believable from the skating to the big brother/younger brother dynamic.
Favorite Scene: My favorite scene is when Stevie aka Sunburn just got beaten up by his brother and caught getting drunk by his mom, and Ray sits down and talks to him, and it’s a really great heart to heart moment. He finishes and takes Stevie to skate and get things off his mind.
Recommendation: I really think people should see this movie. It’s so well done, everything Jonah Hill did worked in perfectly. A somewhat different take on the coming of age vibe a lot of movies portray! CHECK OUT THIS MOVIE!