Beach Rats

Synopsis: An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Eliza Hittman
Production: NEON
  7 wins & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

with my friends and me?


I think you're pretty. Very pretty.

Intimidatingly pretty.

I have to go to work.

Well... can I walk you?


Let's go.


Yo, why don't you invite us over more often?

Shh, yo, keep it down.

Why, you ain't allowed to have friends over?

You guys? You're not my friends.

You got anything better than this?


- Come on! Stop playing, boy.

- You got anything?


- He's lying.

Oh, you thinking about it.

I see you thinking about it.

- Don't hold back on us.

- Come on!

All right, hold up.

Yeah, boy. Come on, go get that, boy.

Shut the f*ck up.

Here we go.

30mg Oxycodone? Yo, you got roxys.

This shit's going for, like, $25 a pop

if you get it on the streets.


They're not for sale, though.


- Yeah. You first.

Yo, how'd it go with that girl?

Booty, big? Small?

She doesn't look like she had a big butt.


Yo, I wouldn't wife that if I were you.

She just looks... I don't know, man. [LAUGHS]

Will you be seeing her around?

We have, actually.

I heard she give crazy...



Shh, yo, keep it down.


School is starting soon,

and I'm kind of excited.

I have, um, no classes with my best friend,

but I'll see her during

lunch and gym, so that's okay.


Why don't you go on in?

I will, I will.

I'll go with you if you want.

No, I'm fine.

I promise, I'm fine.

...and new techniques.

Um, I'm excited.

So, that's gonna be fun.


If my dad were here with us today,

he'd want everyone to be happy.

I know that sounds so weird,

but that's what he'd want.

If he were here, he would be cracking

jokes, making fun of the priest,

and trying to make everyone laugh.

He always put everyone else before himself.

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Eliza Hittman

Eliza Hittman is a screenwriter, producer, and director born and based in New York City. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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