Age Out

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  • PG-13
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.0  (1,074)
  • 63

Age Out (formerly known as Friday's Child) is an intense and thought-provoking drama film which revolves around the struggle of a young man named Richie Wincott, played by Tye Sheridan, as he navigates his way through the harsh realities of adulthood after being released from a juvenile detention center. The movie was directed by A.J. Edwards and was released on November 11, 2018.

The movie delves deep into the life of Richie, who is stuck in a perpetual cycle of poverty, drugs, and violence. After spending most of his childhood in foster care and juvenile detention, Richie is finally free but is ill-equipped to deal with the challenges that lie ahead.

The movie starts with Richie's release from the juvenile detention center, but he is unable to go back to his previous life as his mother has passed away, and his childhood home is long gone. He finds himself wandering aimlessly on the streets of Austin, Texas, searching for a place to stay and some quick cash. With no job prospects or education, Richie turns to his street-savvy friend Buddy (Caleb Landry Jones), who introduces him to a life of drug dealing and crime.

Imogen Poots plays the role of Scarlet, the love interest of Richie, who works as a nurse in a hospital. They meet by chance in the hospital, where Richie goes to get treated for his wounds. Scarlet is drawn towards Richie's intelligence and his thirst for knowledge, but also gets pulled into his dangerous lifestyle.

The film not only delves into the personal struggles of its characters but also highlights the larger issues like poverty, homelessness, drug addiction, and lack of opportunities for young people who come out of the criminal justice system.

One of the strongest parts of the movie is Sheridan's performance as Richie. He expertly portrays the complexity of the character, who is a young man full of potential but constantly weighed down by his past. The moments of constant tension and uncertainty that Richie faces are played brilliantly by Sheridan, who captures the vulnerability and frustration of a youth whose dreams are slipping away because of the societal structures in place.

The chemistry between the lead actors, Sheridan and Poots, is another highlight of the movie. Their love story begins tentatively and warms up gradually through the course of the movie, adding a necessary human element to the otherwise bleak and unforgiving world of the film.

The cinematography and editing of the film are also noteworthy, which emphasize the harsh realities of the streets of Austin, Texas. The film manages to capture the vibrant and diverse landscape of the city while still maintaining the grittiness and urgency of the story.

Age Out is a poignant and important movie that highlights the systemic issues that lead young people from underprivileged backgrounds to a life of crime and violence. By painting a realistic picture of the struggles faced by its lead character, the film leaves a lasting impression on viewers and delivers a powerful message about the societal structures that perpetuate cycles of poverty and crime.

Overall, Age Out is a must-watch for anyone interested in socially relevant films that manage to tell a powerful, relatable story without resorting to cliches or easy eschewing perceptions of the urban setting. It is an excellent showcase of the acting talents of Tye Sheridan, Imogen Poots, and Caleb Landry Jones, and A.J. Edwards' skills as a director.

Age Out is a 2019 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 63.

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