Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Run Time: 133 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021
Licorice Pizza is the story of Alana Kane (Alana Haim) and Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) growing up, running around, and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written and Directed by heralded filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, this potent coming-of-age drama tracks the treacherous navigation of first love. Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper, Tom Waits, and Benny Safdie also star.
Indie, Comedy, Coming of Age, Drama, Music
“With Licorice Pizza, Anderson has sifted through a haze of wildly embellished tales and half-forgotten memories — and pieced together something that feels more concrete, more achingly, tangibly real, than just about any American movie this year.” – Justin Chang – Los Angeles Times