I’m not sure how to review this. As a teenager in the mid 90s, I felt as though this was going to be a little different. While there were some heart-tugging emotional moments (I cried twice), one part in particular actually caused me to recoil in discomfort. I gasped and almost had to look away. Bottom line, I expected this to be more like the 90s I can relate with. My fault for expecting more. It was very artsy and the acting was phenomenal for such a young cast, but overall, it was quite dark and depressing and not in the same awesomeness as Americans Beauty is. More like an Eyes wide Shut, dull, cringe-worthy kind of way. Albeit, not all parts were cringe-worthy, but I was left with a “WTF did I just watch.” And one, “omg, this is not happening.” While it may be good for some, it was not good to me. Maybe because my favorite movie is True Romance. 🤷🏼♀️ Jonah Hill is brilliant and I can see why the this movie received so many awards, but it hurt to watch. A lot.