Licorice Pizza

A coming-of-age comedy/drama written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Phantom Thread) set in Southern California, 1973. Teenager Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) becomes fast friends with Alana Kane (Alana Haim), who is in her 20s; together they start a business and get involved with both politics and real world Hollywood figures played by a sumptuous cast that includes Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, Maya Rudolph, John C. Reilly and many others. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports approval ratings of 90% from critics and 100% from audiences. (133m)

“A shaggy, fitfully brilliant romp…” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times

Licorice Pizza is a movie you will cherish for a long time after the lights come up.” – Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post

“If Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza doesn’t make you happy, the trouble may be that you’re clinically depressed, anhedonic or don’t care for movies in general.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal