Jonah Hill’s Directorial Debut is an Ode to the ‘90s

Jonah Hill’s Directorial Debut is an Ode to the ‘90s

Text: Thomas Chou

Oh, the nostalgia for the ‘90s—a time when life moved a little slower, chokers were in their (first) heyday, and No Doubt was the epitome of subversive pop culture. In his first written and directorial debut, actor Jonah Hill has tapped into the taste for throwback with his first film, “Mid90s”.

Inspired by Hill’s own life experience, the film is centered upon a 13-year-old boy named Stevie, as he spends an LA summer navigating between a complicated home life and his friends at a local skate shop. Despite a minimal plot, the film is a tried-and-true coming of age drama with the sweet addition of childhood innocence. Capturing 90s-era simplicity through the lens of a young teenager, “Mid90s” is the perfect tribute to those pre-pubescent days spent bored at home, or skating downtown with the squad.

While the full film hits theaters on October 19th, be sure to check out the trailer below.


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