MID90s absolutely feels authentic, of a particular place and time. Any skater, or wannabe skater will see some truth here. You really grow to care for these kids, despite the often stupid decisions they make. They’re boys letting off stream and using skating as a rebellious outlet – of course they’ll jump off things face-first and go to booze at underage parties. You find yourself looking out for the Jonah Hill stand-in character, his directorial debut being at least party autobiographical, and I’m sure there’s something of who he was at that age in every one of these teen skaters trying to belong. Judging by his effortlessly natural performance here, Sunny Suljic has a bright future ahead of him. Speaking of futures, I don’t know what is more surprising, that Katherine Waterston is old enough to play a mum or that Lucas Hedges is now old enough to play an older brother. SSP
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