The coming-of-age pic marks Hill’s directorial debut and it feels reminiscent of Larry Clark’s ’90s pic Kids — which seems appropriate considering the title. The movie follows Stevie (Sunny Suljic), a 13-year-old in ’90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between a troubled home life and a group of new friends he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.
The only funny part of the trailer is the exchange between a group of skater misfits and a security guard (played by the hilarious Jerrod Carmichael), who compares one of the long-haired kids to Sheryl Crow. Other than that, the movie seems pretty heavy. Considering Hill is known for his comedy, many probably expected him to make a side-splitting romp for his first time out as a director. But let’s not forget that Hill, who also wrote the film, has delivered more dramatic and subdued performances in True Story, Moneyball and Cyrus.
Watch the trailer above and check out the new poster below.