Some young kid is hanging out with a bit older kids. They skate and slack around. They really are some nice dudes, but like most boys they are also up to some trouble.
The youngest is going trough a change in his life. Turning cool, trying hard to fit in. I won't say it doesn't suit him - he is a cool kid, but he get's a bit too cool for his own good at times. Rather typical in this lifestyle. It really took me back, the skating and the music - this was me, yo.
The 16:9 works out just fine and the music is superb for my taste. Not the deepest of stories but if you are in the target group - in your late twenties too thirty something, mainly a man - this is the stuff for you. It helps if you have a heart for rap or skateboarding.
Cool to see Del here, I spotted him trough his voice - I guess it's a cameo type of casting work as he also does a fair bit of the soundtrack. A nostalgia bomb, with the music, the skatebrands and the long days outside.
7 out of 10 decks.
All that being said, the story is raw and emotional, without ever feeling complete. It´┐ 1/2 1/2(TM)s certainly gritty, but the payoff never really happens. Despite these shortcomings, Jonah Hill has definitely captured the essence of mid 90´┐ 1/2 1/2(TM)s skate culture.