Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 comedy-drama film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Produced by Columbia Pictures, Bona Film Group, Heyday Films, and Visiona Romantica and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
It is an international co-production between the United States and the United Kingdom.
The film is set in 1969 Los Angeles, where a fictional aging television actor and his stunt double and longtime friend navigate the changing Hollywood film industry.
There, I have done it!
I have summed up a Tarantino movie in 2 paragraphs
So, rather than asking Does it Deliver?
Let us change that a bit, Shall We?
Today, Let us ask in UNISON: HOW GOOD IS IT?
or Why is it SO GOOD?
- The movie is a take on the cinema of yore, the era of the studios and the star power of the actors from that Era
- At the same time, Tarantino makes it his own by giving us a Town, An Era, the Affluence he grew up on
- He makes you believe he has crafted a Perfect Love Letter to Hollywood
- The references are out here on full display, just spot them and relish
- Every frame is crafted and mounted with elegance and aplomb
- We can sense the immaculate crafting of the sequences
- The hard work gone in creating all of that Era is pretty evident
- At the same time, he weaves a screen play that is his most relaxed till date
- Tarantino lets the plot unravel at an amazingly languid pace
- The advantage of this ruse is that it allows us to fall in love with the proceedings
- This works even when nothing is happening on screen
- The Humor infused into the scenes is down right hilarious
- At the same time, this effervescent humor is also ironical, metaphorical and alliterative
- We just need to keep our eyes open to spot the display of satire
- The Meta film trick works fabulously while the screen play is unfurling
Anything that is NOT GOOD?
- If I say this, it will come off as Biased
- This would be because of the fact that I am a Die-Hard Tarantino Fan
- However, the reason I say this is because there is hardly anything to complain about
- Ahh, well a minor quibble out here? Margot Robbie kind of feels wasted
Something that is even more GOOD?
- The last 30 minutes are top notch
- They kind of transition the pace without any hiccups
- In a sense, the movie tends to jolt you out of the trip you have been on
- It tends to do fan boy service for die hard fans
- The sudden spurt of blood and violence is enough to get us excited
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood does this and more amazingly well
- The creative liberties employed by Tarantino are truly superlative and memorable
- The Performances from the entire cast(as I told earlier, Robbie excluded) are simply outlandish
- The pick of the lot? Pitt and DiCaprio
- These 2 sons of bitches still prove why they are the true quintessential Stars of Hollywood
- DiCaprio truly out performs to show case an under performer
- Some one who is down on luck and on his way out of Hollywood
- The rage, intensity, shamelessness and struggles he displays in some scenes? Exquisite!
- Brad Pitt has to be applauded for playing 2nd fiddle in the most sporting manner
- He still makes it look effortless
- Acts like a crackerjack and even pleases all the ladies by going Shirtless!
- Boy oh Boy, the ladies are in for a treat!
- He aces DiCaprio in certain scenes with such dexterity that you will be left Awestruck
So, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood?
Should we or shouldn’t we?
Well, this Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is certainly worth viewing Once Upon a Time in a Theater!
Tarantino has made a Movie so relaxed and unlike any of his recent features that it needs to be seen on a Big Screen
Please visit your nearest Theater to take a trip down Memory Lane of how Once Upon a Time Hollywood was