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Licorice Pizza (2021)

Updated: May 23

R | 2hr 13min | 8/10 | #Comedy #Drama #Romance

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.)

 
 

STORYLINE:

Released in 2021, "Licorice Pizza" is a coming-of-age comedy-drama that captures the whirlwind of first love and the chaotic adventure of growing up. Set in the 1970s San Fernando Valley, the film follows the story of Gary Valentine, a confident and ambitious teenage actor, and Alana Kane, a young woman uncertain about her future. As they navigate the treacherous waters of love, business, and family, Gary and Alana find themselves on a journey that will test their bond and shape their paths. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, "Licorice Pizza" is a nostalgic trip through a bygone era, filled with humor, heart, and a vivid sense of place.


STAFF REVIEW:

Paul Thomas Anderson's "Licorice Pizza" is a masterful ode to youth, ambition, and the complexities of the human heart. With standout performances by newcomer Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim, the film exudes a charm and authenticity that are both refreshing and deeply engaging. Anderson's direction and script are impeccable, capturing the essence of the 1970s with a keen eye for detail and an affectionate touch. The film's soundtrack, peppered with hits from the era, complements its vibrant atmosphere, making "Licorice Pizza" a memorable experience that resonates with a palpable sense of discovery and longing.


CREDITS:

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

Written by:

- Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring:

- Alana Haim as Alana Kane

- Cooper Hoffman as Gary Valentine

- Sean Penn as Jack Holden

- Bradley Cooper as Jon Peters

Produced by:

- Sara Murphy

- Paul Thomas Anderson

- Adam Somner

Production Companies:

- Ghoulardi Film Company

- Bron Creative

Cinematography: Paul Thomas Anderson (uncredited), Michael Bauman (lighting cameraman)

Edited by:

- Andy Jurgensen

Music by: Jonny Greenwood

Distributed by: United Artists Releasing (United States), Universal Pictures (International)

Release date: December 25, 2021

Run Time: 2hr 13min

Country:

- United States

Languages:

- English

Budget: $40 million

Box office: $33.3 million


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