Mid90s is a movie that’s going to get by on word-of-mouth. It doesn’t have any major stars (the biggest “names” in it are Lucas Hedges and Katherine Waterston, who are both in supporting roles), but it’s a really good movie. Jonah Hill’s directorial debut follows a young kid in the mid-90s who becomes friends with a group of skaters. It’s a character-driven movie that always feels like it’s putting honest interactions before nostalgia, and I really appreciated what Hill was doing with the film.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away tickets to early screenings of Mid90s. If you live in one of the following 24 cities, you can win an admit-two ticket to an advanced screening of the movie. All screenings are on Monday, October 22:
- New Orleans
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- St. Louis
- Washington, DC
To get an admit-two ticket, click here. And if you end up liking the movie, be sure to let people know!
Mid90s opens in limited release on October 19th and in theaters everywhere on October 26th. Click here for Adam Chitwood’s review, and click here for Steve Weintraub’s interview with Jonah Hill and the cast.
Here’s the official synopsis for Mid90s:
Written and directed by Jonah Hill, Mid90s follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.