Alina ❁’s review published on Letterboxd:
I love this movie so much that I'm still struggling to find the words to describe how I feel about it, I don't think I've struggled this much with a proper review before. I just really enjoy watching this movie. I knew I would because the late 60s and early 70s are one of my favourite time periods. I really relate to and respect what Tarantino was going for here with the 'nostalgia for a time period you never lived in'. I also enjoyed the western influences in this film because I grew up watching cowboy movies and spaghetti westerns with my dad. I loved the hang out vibe of the movie and liked how meandering it was. It just felt like you were spending the day on set with Rick Dalton. I also loved the last 20 minutes like everyone has been saying.
Leonardo DiCaprio did such a great job with Rick Dalton. We spend most of the movie watching him struggle with coming to terms that he's a 'has-been'. He was a leading actor on a cowboy show in the 50s but is struggling to transition to film and the pressure is really getting to him. Luckily for Rick, he's got his best friend and stunt double Cliff Booth by his side. Leo was amazing but Brad Pitt stole the film for me. He did such a good job bringing the character to life. He's just living his life, hanging out with Rick and his dog Brandy. I love Cliff Booth so much, he was just so fucking funny throughout the entire movie. Rick and Cliff's relationship is just the best part of the entire movie.
There's more to talk about but I think I want to see it again before I discuss other things. I saw this for a second time with the boy I'm currently seeing and he really liked it. I'm really enjoying my life right now.