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Mystic Pizza (1988)

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Three teenagers learn a lot about life and love one summer in this romantic comedy-drama. Kat (Annabeth Gish), Daisy (Julia Roberts), and Jojo (Lili Taylor) are three working-class women just out of high school who have jobs at the same pizza parlor in the resort community of Mystic, Connecticut. Kat wants to study astronomy at Yale; when she starts baby-sitting for Tim (William R. Moses), a wealthy Yale graduate summering in Mystic, she finds herself falling in love with him, even though he's

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Drama, Romance, Comedy

Amy Holden Jones, Perry Howze

Nov 14, 2001

MGM Home Entertainment

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Though the film's heart is in the right place, somehow it all winds up about as flat as one of the celebrated pies at Mystic Pizza. [Blu-ray]

July 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

To put it bluntly, Mystic Pizza is more or less a movie version of a soap opera, layered in with some quirky humor and gigantic '80s hair.

September 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The only novelty of this familiar small-town coming-of-age saga is that its women are Portugueste-American, but it's laced with humor and well-acted, and the gorgeous-looking Julia Roberts shows strong potential for becoming a major star.

September 22, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Coming-of-age story flirts with melodrama but is saved by wonderful performances.

September 13, 2005
Movie Metropolis

Delightful comedy-drama gave the luminous Roberts her first substantial role

September 21, 2003
Kalamazoo Gazette

One of the most charming coming of age movies ever made.

September 12, 2003
KFOR Channel 4 News

A wacky and wonderful movie about three young women friends and their misadventures with love and sex.

July 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

One of the rare "chick flicks" built on wit and sincerity ... as opposed to cliche and artifice.

July 27, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Mystic Pizza

One summer in the lives of three young women who work as waitresses at Mystic Pizza - the local small-town pizza place. This movie delves into class distinction and work ethic and getting out of Mystic.
December 17, 2012
Redlats

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Three women deal with relationships in small town Connecticut.
The performances by the three female leads are all quite strong, but they're strong in a cliched American way; American cinema often asks its leading ladies to be charming, upbeat, and beautiful, without much depth or sincerity, and the leads of Mystic Pizza follow this tradition, smiling and laughing in a light-hearted, cheeky way throughout the soap operatic plot. The one highlight is Lili Taylor's performance, whose monologue after she "breaks up" with Bill is extraordinary in its writing and performance.
Overall, I don't have much to say about Mystic Pizza because Mystic Pizza doesn't have a lot to say; rather than a coming-of-age drama in which boys become men, Hollywood restricts female coming-of-age dramas to films in which girls become Barbies.
May 29, 2012
hunterjt13
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

Daisy: I fucked up.
Charles Gordon Windsor, Jr.: Yeah... but you gave it a 100% effort!
June 16, 2011
DrZeek

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Between this and Now and Then I think have a teen girl drama fetish. I really feel for these sorts of situations, I don't know.
April 30, 2011
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