Mid90s, Jonah Hill‘s directorial debut, follows 13-year-old Stevie, who befriends a group of skateboarders one summer while navigating a heartbreaking home life in Los Angeles. “A lot of the time we feel like our lives are the worst,” a friend tells Stevie (Sunny Suljic) in the tender new trailer. “I think if you looked into anyone else’s closer, you wouldn’t trade their shit for your shit.”
The new clip reveals more about Stevie’s troubling issues at home. It shows Stevie’s battle wounds, some of which may have occurred from wiping out but also from a possible abusive relationship, as he bonds with the new friends he has made. Meanwhile, his older brother causes rifts at home. It also hints at possible homelessness: Stevie is seen alongside a friend, sleeping outside with his skateboard as his pillow. On the lighter side, a female friend tells him he’s cute. “You’re at the age before guys become dicks,” she says.
Mid90s stars Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Katherine Waterston, Na-kel Smith, Olan Prenatt and Alexa Demie. The film premieres in theaters on October 19th.