This movie is quite possibly the WORST movie ever made.Kids is supposed to be about the children of modern-day America, but it is actually a hideous misrepresentation of it.
I can see the point the director was trying to make--kids are doing bad things and that is bad. No shit? I wouldn't have figured that out myself. Thanks for enlightening me.
The movie is based on a nymphomaniac pre-teen that sounds like he's talking with a mouth full of shit, complete with the lame white-boy-trying-to-sound-black drawl. If that wasn't already bad enough, the movie trivializes everything about growing up in the inner city by exploiting it and overdramatizing it. It seemed like the hidden message was that only inner-city kids get AIDS and only inner-city kids get raped, when in fact it happens in all communities and to ALL people (not just teenagers). The exact same plot could have made a melodrama about middle-class twenty-somethings and would have been exactly the same as, well, ALL melodramas about middle-class twenty-somethings. What angers me the most is all the controversy this waste of a movie caused. Adults that were "horrified at the brutal honesty" need a serious reality check--these things have been going on with kids for years. In fact, these things have been happening among teenagers for about as long as they've been happening among adults (hint, hint). This movie was a joke, and it's intended message was a hypocrisy made by adults that only want to see the bad in teenagers, without ever seeing that same bad in themselves.DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME.