Spoiler Free as can be.
Well Quentin Tarantino throws us a magnificent suspense, drama, comedy movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. An absolute killer of a Hollywood movie set in 1969 Los Angeles and focusing on faded television actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo Dicaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) as they try to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Rated 85% by Rotten Tomatoes and 7.7 by IMDB, running time at 2 hours 41 minutes.
I was hesitant to buy this movie from Amazon Prime, but I took the plunge and loved it. This is the best Tarantino film in my opinion since movies like Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained. What you get is a sweet mixture of intense suspense, action, drama, comedy (absolutely hilarious, subtle) and some great acting.
Leonardo Dicaprio and Brad Pitt shine in this movie. I thought to myself what a strange combination, but in the end they make a great acting pair and the chemistry is brilliant. Don’t forget Margot Robbie, hopping in as Sharon Tate and Emile Hirsh as Roman Polanski.
The movie starts off getting to know Rick Dalton, and his stunt double, we see that they are struggling, trying to plan and forge some kind of future success in the movie industry. There is a great bond, a friendship which makes this connection and film so unique.
Of course, things get better and more funny as they finally land their roles in western films typical of the 50s. Then, all is not what it seems as Cliff, seemingly sets in motion a chain of events after picking up a young girl on the street looking for a ride. I won’t say anymore.
The film seems to be going off on tangents and I was left wondering what the point of all of it was. Persevere for a great, suspense filled finale. It all comes together at the end.
A film that ultimately comes down to love and friendship, dramatic relationships and comedic failing television stars.
My Rating: 5/5