Licorice Pizza

Licorice Pizza ★★★★★

A perfect piece of nostalgia, humor & heart. The film-making is masterful, the script is flawless, and the performances are phenomenal. There is no plot — just some kids hustling around — making money & memories, enjoying themselves against the backdrop of San Fernanando in the seventies. And this is perhaps the most PTA film PTA has ever done: oddball characters with substantial charm, perfectly captured era (via David Bowie & some glorious cinematography) and one random ass subplot that serves no purpose other than being batshit crazy, in this case, drunk rich Sean Penn riding a motorcycle over a fire pit screaming nonsense. It’s really fucking great.

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