Once upon a time in Hollywood there was an actor named Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio). He was once a big screen badass but by 1969 he’s a has-been small screen cowboy hanging out with his stunt double and only friend, Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt).
Rick refuses to make spaghetti westerns and the TV roles he lands cast him as the villain. He also lives on Cielo Drive, right next door to director Roman Polanksi and his wife, Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie). And there’s a psychopath named Charles Manson prowling about…
The 9th film by Quentin Tarantino ranks alongside Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill Vol. 1 as one of his very best. The storytelling is surprisingly linear – not that there’s a lot of plot to speak of, more a collage of colourful events and moments in the lives of its principle characters – and the recreation of late sixties LA is stunning, conjuring a palpable sense of time and place. Moreover, the film is as much a love letter to the television of the time as the Hollywood ethos. This is Tarantino playing in his own backyard and inviting viewers to unpack the toy box along with him, which is as much fun as it sounds.
Release Date: December 11, 2019
Format: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
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