Kids Reflecting on the Movie

Kids:Reflecting on the Movie


Kids:Reflecting on the Movie

Clark (1995) in the movie, Kids (2005) follows the story of a groupof young, nihilistic, unsupervised, not matured, but all-toofull-grown up kids in New York City. The movie exposes a world ofsexual fantasies, drug abuse, diseases (AIDS), and guns among kids,most of them barely in adolescence. Although provocativein itscontents and details, the film details the grim reality Telly whoseoperation is to deflower as many females as conceivable whilstunprotected and his ilk of nihilistic friends follow in hisprofanities. As such, the film denotes the damaged nature of thesekids when a supervisory aspect lacks in their development stages. Onthe other hand, the film attempts to offer the development dynamicsthat adolescent kids encounter, but it does so in an austere andjustifiably scandalous revelation that makes the aspects ofadolescence discussed in the chapters soft. Here, the film presents agraphic approach that looks so resolutely realistic, that itsimpression of pragmatism straightaway raises questions.

The film captures unambiguous and frightening developmental extremes,but a mere recording of the real urban life thus, its extremismpresents an artful and effective magnification of the terribleundisputable truth. Here, points from the chapters demonstrate thatadolescent children will cultivate inclinations to sex, behavioraltendencies aligning to violence, and lack of discipline especially ifthey remain unsupervised. Although the chapters fail to present thesocietal decay that surrounds children, the film emphasizes thesocietal breakdown and adolescent egotism that the kids develop. Inthis regards, the film magnifies the developmental dynamics thatoccur to adolescent children, for example, kids in the film devaluesex and make it sound dispiriting, but the real essence of adolescentdoes not present such graphical profanities. In the movie, cultural,structural, economic, and psychological aspects tend to affect thebehavioral development of the kids, just like the demonstrationpresented in literatures and the book.


Clark, L. (1995, June 28). Kids (1995). YouTube. RetrievedOctober 24, 2014, from