Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Jay Sebring: "Is everybody okay?"
Rick Dalton: "Well, the fucking hippies aren't, that's for damn sure."

release year: 2019
genre: drama
viewing setting: home Bluray 12/13/19

synopsis: This is a slice of life from a slightly-different version of 1969 Hollywood and its movie industry.

impressions: Very cool movie - for once with a Tarantino film, I didn't watch the trailer or otherwise know what to expect. I was thoroughly entertained. This is a tribute to the Hollywood of times past, and what it was like to live and work in the movie industry in that golden era. It's got less violence and such than his other movies, but plenty of interesting characters and odd situations.

acting: Leonardo Dicaprio is the washed-up TV actor who's trying to keep things together. Brad Pitt is his stuntman and friend who's cool in pretty much any situation. Margot Robbie is Sharon Tate, who happens to be a neighbor, a fact which allows a different interpretation and outcome for the events that happened in real life. There are a number of other minor roles of note.

final word: Refreshingly fun and entertaining.

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