In the summer of his 17th birthday, Mik Vagas's world has come tumbling down. His plan to run away and escape the hold of his migrant family has been brutally undone by the unexpected death of his older brother, Tomi. Only Mik (Miles Szanto) knows the events that led to the tragedy and as far as he can see there is only one person to blame. Himself. He is suddenly torn between his desire to start a new life with his best friend Dan and the obligation to his broken family. Can he fill the shoes of his adored sibling or is he toxic and destined to bring ruin upon everyone he loves. Teenage Kicks is a journey through the minefield of adolescence as Mik searches for a way to navigate through his guilt and his explosive sexuality to find the man he can be.
Not a film I can recommend, if you like teenage anguish, not knowing what they want, bore with life then this is a film for you. The acting was minimal, but the story line did nothing much to extend the actors and in the end it was very predictable. There are far better films covering the anguish of immigrants into Australia and the issues it raises then this one.