Jonah Hill grew up in the age of irony: the 1990s.
What was cool was to not care — about anything really. If you did, you were mocked endlessly. Caring didn't just mean you weren't cool — it meant you weren't masculine.
But when it comes to his newest project Mid90s — the first film that he has directed — Hill cares deeply. He wanted to tell a story that mattered to him personally.
Mid90s isn't a story about his life per se. It's about the universal longing of a teenage kid who just wants to fit in.