FALL. GET BACK UP.
In 1990s Los Angeles, 13-year old Stevie (Sunny Suljic) is trying to make an impression on a group of older skateboarding kids. Jonah Hill’s directing debut is a loosely-based autobiographical coming-of-age tale about a boy surrounded by a toxic male culture where everyone, including his aggressive older brother (Lucas Hedges), is a victim. Learning how to impress those older kids becomes a way for Stevie to find a sense of belonging. A solid ’90s look and the cast is fine, but this rough indie effort really doesn’t have much going on under the hood.
2018-U.S. 85 min. Color. Written and directed by Jonah Hill. Music: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross. Cast: Sunny Suljic (Stevie), Katherine Waterston (Dabney), Lucas Hedges (Ian), Gio Galicia, Na-Kel Smith, Olan Prenatt. Cameo: Harmony Korine.
Trivia: Co-produced by Hill. Michelle Williams was reportedly first considered for the part of Dabney.