An aging television actor and his stunt double try to squeeze their way into the Hollywood film industry.
Review 2019 by Flytrap
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Written by: Quentin Tarantino
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Margaret Qualley, Julia Butters
Complete cast and crew are here
Along the way, they meet some characters you might know, including James Stacy, Sharon Tate, Bruce Lee…and the Manson Family.
This is a story about friendship, specifically white and male and very hetero, and you know what? There’s nothing wrong with that. Characters from the time (set in 1969, mostly) pop in and out and you’ll need Wikipedia to figure out who a lot of them are. Set against a backdrop of ’60 music that my generation will respond to very well, the only problem I see with this is that the younger Millennials might not get the same feels that we more, um, seasoned folks do.
It is long, maybe a tad too long, but it is a pleasurable ride.
Damien Lewis as Steve McQueen was just awesome!
I’ll highly recommend this one, although it certainly isn’t for everyone. There is a hilarious mid-credits scene, but nothing after that.
Running time: 167 Mins
Flytrap rating: 9/10
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