Mystic Pizza (1988)
Average Rating: 6.8/10
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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
Oct 1, 1988 Wide
Nov 14, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment
William R. Moses
Charles Gordon Winsor
Mr. Ed Barboza
Arthur J. Walsh
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]
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.
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.
Coming-of-age story flirts with melodrama but is saved by wonderful performances.
Delightful comedy-drama gave the luminous Roberts her first substantial role
One of the most charming coming of age movies ever made.
A wacky and wonderful movie about three young women friends and their misadventures with love and sex.
One of the rare "chick flicks" built on wit and sincerity ... as opposed to cliche and artifice.
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