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‘Mid90s’ New Trailer: Jonah Hill Becomes a Breakthrough Director

Hill's coming-of-age drama earned strong reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month.

"Mid90s"

“Mid90s”

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Between his starring role in Netflix’s “Maniac” and his feature directorial debut “Mid90s,” Jonah Hill is having a career-changing fall. A24 has premiered the latest official trailer for Hill’s coming-of-age movie following strong reviews from the movie’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month.

“Mid90s” stars relative newcomer Sunny Suljic (“The Killing of a Sacred Deer”) as a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era Los Angeles 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. The supporting cast includes Lucas Hedges, Na-kel Smith, Katherine Waterston, and Olan Prenatt.

IndieWire’s Eric Kohn reacted strongly to the film’s “sweet burst of nostalgia” in his review out of TIFF. “Equal parts ‘Freaks and Geeks,’ ‘Kids,’ and the adolescent-focused narratives of British director Shane Meadows, Hill cribs from these precedents with a confidence that injects this lively snapshot of skateboarding reprobates with fresh confidence,” he wrote.

A24 will open “Mid90s” in theaters October 19. The movie currently has a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes from 20 reviews, not bad for Hill’s first go behind the camera. Watch the latest trailer below.

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