Full Movie Reviews
Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/12/2019
I have to say that 2018 was a banner year for portraying the emotion and drama of teen life that truly had impact. On one hand, you have Eighth Grade that lets you look through the eyes of Kayla (Elsie Fisher) that shows us what modern-day teens have to deal with. On the other hand you have this film, in which Sunny Suljic gives an equally powerful performance and even though (as the title suggests) it takes place in the past, the lessons learned are just as important.
Suljic plays Stevie, a 13-year-old being raised in the L.A. area by a young, single mother (Katherine Waterston) who looks up to his older brother, Ian (Lucas Hedges) who spends the majority of the film either ignoring him or beating him up. You get a real nice picture of this family life during Ian's short birthday …