Sunday, May 9, 2010

1988 - Mystic Pizza

"Mystic Pizza" is a story about three girls who work in a pizza parlor in Connecticut. Daisy (Julia Roberts) and Kat (Annabeth Gish) are sisters and they work with their friend Jojo (Lili Taylor) at Mystic Pizza. The story follows the girls during the summer after they graduate high school.

Daisy has fallen for a rich guy who she thinks is using her to piss off his parents. Kat has fallen in love with the older, married father of the little girl she baby-sits. Jojo keeps backing out of getting married to her high school sweetheart. Each girl kind of has their own issues they're dealing with so you're not just focused on one relationship for 2 hours.

Julia Roberts had awesome 80s hair in this movie.

Now, I'm not a huge fan of romantic comedies or love stories, but this movie was decent. I can deal with romance stories that are somewhat realistic, unlike most movies (I'm talking to you "A Walk to Remember"). I liked that you actually felt like you were watching someone's real life instead of a completely over-the-top movie about someone's life.

It's a real pizza parlor in Connecticut!

Random Thoughts:
-Mystic Pizza is a real pizza parlor in Mystic, Connecticut.
-Next time I want to get back at someone, I'm going to just dump fish in their car.
-Matt Damon had a VERY small role (he only had one speaking line). I didn't even recognize him and had to go back to see if it was really him!

3.5/5 stars. Not really my "type" of movie, but better than most of the same genre. Probably wouldn't watch again, but worth it to see once.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite movies of all time. It perfectly embodies the best of 1980's movies style, and it features Julia Roberts at her most delicious. She was still fresh and had rounded edges and that fantastic horse laugh. If the failed romance between Kat and her employer doesn't make you cry, you just don't have a soul.