Jonah Hill Wrote And Directed A Coming-Of-Age Movie Called Mid90s And It Looks Great

A24 has produced a string of hits over the course of the last few years, many of which have capitalized on nostalgic style in a wide variety of genres. That tradition looks like it's continuing later this year with the release of Mid90s, a nostalgic trip to Los Angles during that titular decade to explore life, childhood and the process of growing up. A new trailer for Jonah Hill's upcoming movie has just debuted, and it offers up amazingly nostalgic look at Southern California life back in the 1990s. Check it out, below, to see it for yourself.

Talk about a trip down memory lane. Mid90s centers on a young boy (Sunny Suljic) navigating social life in Los Angeles during the middle of the 1990s, hence the title of the film. Finding acceptance in a community of skateboarders, the movie explores youth culture in LA during that defining era and showcases its effect on his own development.

One thing that jumps out from the Mid90s trailer is the way the movie has balanced relatively unknown actors with more established names in the industry. Though somewhat unfamiliar faces mostly pad the movie, its supporting cast includes notable names like Manchester By the Sea's Lucas Hedges, Alien: Covenant's Katherine Waterson, and The Carmichael Show star Jerrod Carmichael.

Another thing worth noting, while we are on the topic of nostalgia, is the quality of the camera and the style of color that Jonah Hill has opted to use on his new film. Intentionally using a dated style reminiscent of cameras used during the 1990s, Mid90s has a very specific aesthetic that makes it genuinely feel like a film that was produced in that era -- or better yet, makes it feel like home movies shot in that era.

If everything goes well and Mid90s ends up being as good as it looks based on this trailer, then this could stand out as another critical win for A24. The indie production house has slowly but surely carved out an interesting niche for itself with films like Hereditary, Ex Machina and Swiss Army Man, emphasizing a quality streak that few competitors can match these days. It looks like Jonah Hill has another potential winner on his hands, but we will have to wait and see.

Make sure to keep it here for more updates related to Mid90s as new information about the film is made available to us. The film is set to premiere later this year on October 19. Until we learn more about Jonah Hill's upcoming drama, you can head over to CinemaBlend's full 2018 movie premiere guide and check out all of the films that are set to debut on the big screen in the coming months!

Conner Schwerdtfeger

Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.