Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood ★★★★½

It’s a hangout movie, ya dig?

Tarantino clearly wants to just live in old Hollywood and this movie might just be an excuse for him to show Hollywood in ‘69, and talk about old movies and tv shows from the era. It all feels extremely esoteric but this feels like a movie Tarantino made just for himself, and if you like it great, and if you don’t, he doesn’t really care. 

I really had a blast living in this world and hanging out with these characters. DiCaprio and Pitt are great and they’re actually pretty hilarious in this. Margot Robbie honestly doesn’t have much to do, and it just feels like Tarantino just wanted her to be a presence in the movie, but if that was her job, she did it well. 

I actually probably would have given this a 4 until the last 15-20 minutes, when things just go  full on bananas, and it’s just some of the most insane, over the top fun I’ve had in a theater all year. The woman behind me who was cackling during the whole finale pretty much summed up the vibe of the whole theater. 

I’m actually really looking forward to a rewatch of this one just to hangout with these characters again. ✌️

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