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Kids (1995)

Kids (1995)

A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking, and deflowering virgins.

That pretty much says it all, doesn't it? It's down-to-Earth like that. At times uncomfortably so, to the point you're wondering if one of the main characters is about to drop dead, or if that other guy passed out by the toilet really is dead, and whatever happened to those guys when the movie was over? It feels so authentic you really want to know.

Rosario Dawson and Chloë Sevigny both debut in this movie, and together with Leo Fitzpatrick and Justin Pierce (who actually hung himself five years after this movie) they are the driving force in the movie. Justin seems like the one person who might have been all he was depicted as in the movie too, with real-life divorced parents, drug addiction, a skate-boarding hobby... he seemed both the most authentic and the one least to draw attention to himself. RIP.

The kids in the movie talk a lot about sex. They have a bit of that too. There's not so much running around the streets as there is hanging around in apartments, and just talking, or drinking and going drugs, but the scenery somehow feels less important than the people. They're the center of the show.

It's both a breath of fresh perspectives, and a really depressing glimpse into the life of a bunch of teens that could've been so much better. It's filmed in soap-opera'ish documentary style, and though I didn't have high expectations starting out, or all that positive first impressions, it definitely left a mark. A bunch of kids... and this was their life. It is fictional, but it doesn't feel that way.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle


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