It’s 24 fast-paced, frenetic hours in the lives of a group of teenagers confronting life in the 90’s. As an artistic endeavour, it’s the breathtaking images of one of the world’s most renowned photographers set in motion to capture the beauty and tragedy of youth…
A defining film of 90s American independent cinema, Kids is full of eye-opening, unsentimental insights into the lives of New York teenagers. The first film credit for screenwriter Harmony Korine (just 19 years old), and much of its ensemble cast, including Chloë Sevigny and Rosario Dawson.
Make America’s youth great again!
Clark has a proper understanding of what being a teenager is like and allows the audience to see what is really going on in a typical day of a teenager’s life. As long as there is sex, drugs, lust and love, the kids are alright. The Offspring is wrong.
This one is a personal favourite, due to its’ storyline and characters.
Raw as fuck, the lead kid is possibly one of the greatest teen villains of all time - possibly more evil than Vader. Bleak from start to end, apart from that hilarious interlude of those little kids smoking that blunt.
I'm re-rating this from 3 stars to 5 stars cause this film really stuck to me and how raw it is. Re-watching this made me realize how big of an influence this film is to contemporary filmmaking and how powerful the dialogues are.
Saw it as a teen myself and loved it, although Larry Clark's work is disturbing considering his age (persistent focus on sexualised youth). This spoke to me because it reflected people I knew. Watching it again as an adult, it still hold up but isn't quite as profound in feeling. You have to watch it at the right age in life, imo.