Licorice Pizza

2021 Drama | Comedy

Licorice Pizza is a 2021 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, who also serves as one of the film's producers and cinematographers. The film stars Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, and Benny Safdie. The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around, and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973.

Our Review

by Deirdre Molumby
Star Rating:

'Licorice Pizza' is youthful and joyous with two leads you will fall in love with

San Fernando Valley, 1973. Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) is a fifteen year old actor and something of a hustler. Alana Kane (Alana Haim) is a 25 year old photographer’s assistant who’s fed up with her job and family life. He’s cute and dorky; she’s feisty and sharp. The two form an unlikely friendship and over one summer, they face trials and tribulations as they start a business together and navigate what could be first love.

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