Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Movie Review

For the first time in three years, we got to see a movie on the night it was released, and boy it did not disappoint!

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Storyline

Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age. (As written by IMDb)

My Review of Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Loved it!

I am a fan of Quentin Tarantino, and of the movies that I've watched of his, I've enjoyed them.  So when you throw Tarantino in a pot with DiCaprio, who in my opinion is playing some really great roles in recent films, and the many faces and talented Brad Pitt, we have a recipe for a truly great film with a little bit of quirky humour thrown in, and boy, it did not disappoint!

Set in 1969, the film follows the life of movie star Rick Dalton, who is an ageing movie cowboy feeling the struggle of staying at the top of his game and is kept company by his faithful sidekick and stunt double, Cliff Booth.

Pitt plays the rather cool hard man Cliff, and I found myself being reminded of his earlier movies, ones where there is a little bit of crazy in his eyes and acting.  Booth is a very cool cat, and unintentionally funny.  He has some of the best lines and his scene with "Bruce Lee" actually made me laugh out loud in the cinema.

Margot Robbie plays the beautiful and shy Sharon Tate, and yes, being that the film is set in 1969 the film does have Mason and his "family" playing a key role, and as Sharon happens to live next door to Rick Dalton you can see where the film is heading.

BUT, the film is not a factual documentary and is called Once upon a time, and like any fairytale with this beginning, the film surely must end with Happily Ever After?

Or does it?

Well, I'm not going to post up any spoilers regarding the film, but what I would say is regardless of whether or not you are a Tarantino fan, if you love movies, and especially if you love movie history and the 60s, you will LOVE this film.

It will not disappoint and considering we sat and watched a 3-hour movie, the time just flew by!  I could have watched another 3 hours!

How do I know it's a good movie for me?  I watched it two days ago and I'm still reliving the film, thinking about the characters and just feeling "Wow, that movie was good".


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