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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...

Release Date:
July 27, 1995, UTC
91 min
Larry Clark
Rosario Dawson, Leo Fitzpatrick, Harrison Freed, ...
Drama, Crime

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Solar rating:7.2


Imdb rating:7



Hey guys can someone put this on vod locker, vidspot or nowvideo for me please :)
This film took a while to get into, but at the end it just felt pointless. There was no character development and nobody learned any lessons, so what was really the point? IMDb says the movie is 91 minutes, but the putlocker link was 86 minutes, so was another scene cut out or what?
This film shows the true aspects of lots of teens. The director doesnt seem to soften any sides of what teens REALLY do, take drugs, have sex, and just do whatever they want, especially when they dont have parental advisory such as in this film.
Kids, a plotless mess of a movie, depicts cartoon-like teenagers in what Larry Clark aparently believe 'reality' to be.

While watching a movie I plan to review, I always think of a leader to start my reviews with. Really, I don't need to write anything except the above leader; that sentence completely sums up my opinion of this 'film'. However, I do think I'll go into depth about a couple of topics.

Credited as "truthfully portraying the disparity of America's youth," Kids is the story Telly, a teenager on a quest to deflower as many virgins as possible. Telly's friends and associates consist mainly of equally minded teens, only interested in drugs, alcohol, and sex. Interestingly enough, these characters have absolutely no other interests, and no redeeming qualities; the only difference between any two characters would be their skin color, their accent, or their gender. The cardboard cutout characters are completely polar, deviating away from anything socially accepted as good.

And through all of the insults in the previous paragraph, the operative word was "characters." Let's be honest with ourselves for one moment; people like this simply do not exist. Admittedly there are teenagers that are infatuated with these vices, but real people are multifaceted; real people have other interests as well. Is this a romantic view? Am I being overly optimistic? I really do not think so. And I think I would know, having met some of the most base characters society can conjure up.

However, more than anything, the movie simply failed to 'pull me in.' Since I could find no redeeming qualities in these characters, characters who rape friends that have passed out, I could not side with them. When it was discovered that one of the girls was HIV positive, I had no reason to care. She was shown as no different that any of the other stereotypical girls portrayed, girls only interested in sex. I regarded this as simple poetic justice.

There was nothing in the movie to want these kids to live; why not let them all die of their own vices? They contributed nothing to their mates, their friends, or their make-believe society.

All in all, Kids failed to deliver its very important message by using polar cartoon-like characters that had absolutely no redeeming qualities. Without any sentimental attachment to the characters, the gravity of circulating HIV among the group had little interest. Furthermore, with all of these flaws, Kids even dares to be almost completely plotless, a tragedy for a movie that had nothing to offer to begin with.

One of the very few movies that I would never recommend. Also, this review is probably the worst I have ever written... the movie failed so much that I can not even write anything interesting about it...

Kids: 3/10
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Real. The KIDS were authentic. Script was written by 19yr old, which translated with ease to the actors. All of the review I read, in none of them did anyone comment on the AIDS/KIDS similarity in the title, all caps spelling. Point lost I guess on most.
The scenes were sexual, in a juvenile way, really seemed to be portrayed through their eyes. Unnerving, for parents I'm certain. They would be for me- if I were a parent. Kids are exposed to way more than any parent could ever imagine. Unless you can actually remember and revisit those moments in your own history.
I wouldn't necces. recommend this movie, I think the viewer would have to make that decision on their own.
I first watched this film when I was a kid myself and I was shocked at how the lives of kids were portrayed. The film is very realistic and sometimes depressing as you watch kids throw their lives away by taking drugs, hanging out and having unprotected sex. The film is low budget and its unique documentary style makes the film even more gritty and the script by Harmony Korine should be commended because it is very accurate. Due to the film using unknown actors at the time the film makes more of an impact, which adds to the controversy. The film features good performances from Chloe Sevigny and the late Justin Pierce. I recommend this film to every parent in the country so they can realise the true extent of the lives of kids. As for Gummo this is an awesome and rarely told American story, the story of middle America and the plight of its inhabitants. Anyone looking for a backwoods expose will be very pleased. The characters that inhabit Xenia, Ohio are richly grotesque and the cinematography is first rate. Chloe Sevigny is a bombshell as usual and gives a great performance. The soundtrack largely comprised of black metal music is very appropriate and perhaps the most fitting to accompany the material within. Personally I found some of the sound quality to be rather poor and subsequently had a hard time understanding a good bit of the dialogue so I lowered my score to a seven. Recommended.
not for the squeemish is this real life gritty story about KIDS and their urban environment. from the drugs, sex, and risque lifestlye comes the inevitable chaos, WOW most adults can be shocked to learn about life on the flipside. message? it doesn't have a face.

A somewhat honest look at the life of teens. Too bad it tends to put shock value over realism. The movie also repeats its message once too many.
Two movies, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Kids, show characters whose lives are driven by the need to get laid. My roommate rented Kids, then randomly picked Confessions from my collection to watch afterwards. I knew both had a fair amount of sex in the story, but I did not realize how similar they were. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is what happens if the characters in Kids go unchecked, and become semi-responsible.
Kids was completely different from my experiences growing up. So I cannot even determine how much of an exageration this is on the lives of Urban teens. This could be nail-on-the-head acurate, but I wouldn't know. Overall I liked the two seperate storylines. One was carefree and relaxed and the other was disturbed and stressed. Throughout the whole movie I couldn't help but think how the movie would be reshot today. How certain camera angles and scenes, specifically the Club Scene with Jennie, could be enhanced to bring out more of the colors and show more of the loneliness Clhoe Sevigny's character feels.
I just flat out enjoyed Confessions of a Dangerous Mind from the beginning. The angles and colors used to capture the action was inspired. Again, like in Kids, I have no clue how much of this movie is true. Only Chuck knows. The flatness of George Clooney's acting helps bing calm to the movie when it could get caught up in Sam Rockwell's antics.
So two unsuspecting movie watched coincidentaly on the same night back-to-back, share so many similarities it could be one long movie. I recommend both of these movies.:up:
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