Friday, February 11, 2022

“Licorice Pizza”

"Licorice Pizza" is MGM's Oscar-nominated 'coming-of-age' comedy-drama, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper and Benny Safdie: 

" the San Fernando Valley in 1973, 'Gary Valentine' prepares for his high school picture day. He notices 25-year-old 'Alana Kane', a photographer's assistant, and strikes up conversation with her. She rebuffs his advances, but meets him for dinner and they begin a friendship. Gary attends auditions and appears in a variety show with 'Lucy Doolittle' and when Gary's mother 'Anita' cannot take him to perform in New York, Alana chaperones him instead. On the plane, Alana meets 'Lance', one of Gary's co-stars in a Doolittle film; they begin dating, but break up after an awkward dinner with Alana's family...”

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