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Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
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.Written by
Some of the cast of Mid-90s are also featured briefly in Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On foot (2018) which also stars director Jonah Hill. See more »
(around 24 min.) One passing automobile disappears in between shots of Stevie and the cop. See more »
What about you, Fourth Grade? What you wanna do?
I don't know... I guess, like, make a movie or something.
This nigga think he Spielberg or some shit. You know you gotta say words to make movies, nigga, I ain't heard you talk but twice.
Yeah, I guess it's a stupid idea.
Yes it was.
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The A24 logo at the start of the film is made of skateboards. See more »
Sure, it might not be the most original take on the coming-of-age story (Jonah Hill even admitted it is a movie built on tropes), but what makes it unique is the chemistry and exuberance shared between the 5 boys. It's also irreverent AF, which feels incredibly refreshing.
The easy comparison would be The Sandlot, a nostalgic tale of friendship formed over a shared passion, but this has a deeper emotional layer that feels at times like Short Term 12 (and also like that movie, I predict we'll look back at Mid90s in 5 years and realize this too was a breakout platform for numerous stars).
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