group do a great job portraying the various stereotypes appropriate for the time period that sells their friendship. It is surprising to hear that there were improvised scenes in the movie due to it feeling all planned out. This feeling of purpose does run out as the movie ends abruptly in an unceremonious fashion.
The reason the ending feels as abrupt as it does revolves around the movie not feeling complete. Unlike Manchester By the Sea, there was more to show but the movie didn’t have anything else left to say. It felt like the story wasn’t over and that the characters had more growing to do. This year’s Eighth Grade showed its protagonist become a different person while everyone in Mid90s felt stagnant. Fifteen minutes of wrap up is needed to give the audience closure, but instead, we get a compilation through a fisheye lens.
Mid90s is definitely a expertly presented movie; what it lacks in story, it makes up in aesthetic. This is not a movie you need to go to the theaters to see, you could definitely wait for this to come out on streaming. But if any of the subject matters speaks to you, an undeniable connection could be formed as you are transported back to the mid-90s where people made fun of things being from the 80s(the better decade).
Why the fish eye lens though, honest to god why