Once Upon A Hollywood, directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Brad Pitt, is a comedy-drama about Rick Dalton, a star of the 1950's western Bounty Law. Now in 1969, Dalton feels like his career is going downhill. His stunt double and friend, Cliff Booth, drives Dalton around as his license was suspended from a lot of DUI's. This movie focuses on Hollywood in the 60's, hippies in the 60's, and shows the Manson Family, a cult leaded by Charles Manson where he makes people kill others.
This movie was long and weird. I went into this movie knowing it was a Quentin Tarantino movie, so it had to be strange,, but I was still surprised at certain scenes. At times, I was confused, but I did like exploring Hollywood as it was in the 60's. There is even a subplot with real life actress Shannon Tate and her husband, director Roman Polanski, and that plot confused me a lot as I'm not sure how it related and fit in to the overall story of Dalton and Booth. I will say that DiCaprio and Pitt both did a great job in this, but for me personally, I just don't think this kind of movie was my cup of tea. It's one of those movies you either will like or won't.
Reviewed by Lauren G on Nov 23, 2020
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