Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood (2019)

Reviewed by Stephanie Ramirez (Library Staff)

Quentin Tarantino’s latest does not disappoint! I am a quasi-fan of the director, having enjoyed some of his films (Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill, Django Unchained) while disliking others (Pulp Fiction) This film, though, set in the twilight hours of the 1960s in Los Angeles, probably is my most favorite to date. It follows two concurrent stories: the first–that of Rick Dalton, an alcoholic fading Hollywood star and his best friend and stunt double, Cliff Booth. The second story focuses on real-life actress and Charles Manson murder victim Sharon Tate. Since it is Tarantino at the helm, of course there is fantastical violence and a reimagined ending for our protagonists. The troupe of actors, however, are just phenomenal, particularly Brad Pitt. His relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton is the heart of the film and never wavers. The film’s success is due in large part to his quiet, steady presence. Highly recommend!

Located in DVDs (DVD ONCE)

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