Mystic Pizza

1988, Romance/Comedy, 1h 42m

27 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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Mystic Pizza is like its namesake food: it's cheesy, topped with romance, and rises to the occasion. Read critic reviews

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"Mystic Pizza" charts the lives and loves of three unforgettable waitresses in a little town called Mystic. For sexy Daisy Araujo (Julia Roberts), her sensible sister Kat (Annabeth Gish) and their wisecracking friend Jojo (Lili Taylor), the summer after high school is a summer they'll never forget. Slinging pizza at a local restaurant, the three girls share their hopes, dreams and plans for escaping their small town.

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  • Dec 17, 2012
    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.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • May 29, 2012
    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 <i>Mystic Pizza</i> 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 <i>Mystic Pizza</i> because <i>Mystic Pizza</i> 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.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Apr 30, 2011
    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.
    Jennifer X Super Reviewer
  • Sep 09, 2010
    Watch for a YOUNG Matt Damon.
    Sean G Super Reviewer

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