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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Drama | Comedy | Crime

Most recently watched by sleestakk, sleestakk, lordofthemovies, sensoria, CaptainBigTime, sleestakk

Overview

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Rated R | Length 161 minutes

Actors

Kate Berlant | Leslie Bega | Martin Abrahams | Rachael Wotherspoon | James Remar | John Luder | Jacob Antolini | Regina Valitova | Chase Levy | Will Elkins | Angela Cela | Alina Zilbershmidt | Weston Razooli | David Delagarza | Bridie Latona | Jeff Jocoy | Christopher Arminio | Breanna Wing | Andrea Bensussen | Trevor Wooldridge | María Birta | Emilee Bickert | Kerry Westcott | Courtney M. Moore | Natalie Cohen | Shannon Elizabeth Stone | Christina Sergoyan | Alicia Karami | Hunter Jones | Miguel Fasa | Nicholas Walker | Danielle Krett | Amber Kahwaji | Alexander Tassopoulos | Katarina Pavelek | HaleyRae Christian Cannell | Sheila M. Lockhart | Alfredo Tavares | Omar Doom | Penelope Kapudija | Dallas Chandler | India Everett | David Steen | Mark Krenik | Jennifer Moxham | Gabriela Flores | Michael Graham | Jennifer Churchich | Lisa Dee | Adrian Dev | Brian Patrick Butler | Chad Ridgely | Hayley Malia Johnson | Lisa Y. Sheeler | James T. Schlegel | Nas Mehdi | Edward Headington | Gary Private | Jordan Saria Oram | Peter Neil | Jason Catron | Chris Scagos | Christopher Hunt | Carolina Vargas | Dave Silva | Kenneth Sonny Donato | Veronika Mindal | David M. Edelstien | Tom David | Gina Omilon | Tom Hartig | Cailan Robinson | Miranda Dos Santos | Rage Stewart | Mayra-Alejandra Garcia | Johnny Otto | Don Pecchia | Jasen Salvatore | R.J. Asher | Jake Ersek | David Wieler | John Rabe | Philip Harville | Lucia Oskerova | Zander Grable | William Pierce | Juliette Kida | George Thomas Mansel | Gilbert Saldivar | Michael Thomas Cox | Hal Dion | Michael Vincent McHugh | Bruce Del Castillo | Richard Allan Jones | Eddie J. Rangel | C. Ronald McPherson | Inbal Amirav | Elisabeth Ferrara | Caitlin Herst | Forrest Jade | Suzanne LaChasse | Brianna Joy Chomer | Kasey Landoll | Julyah Rose | Monica Staggs | Victoria Truscott | Daniella Pick | Vincent Laresca | JLouis Mills | Lew Temple | Maurice Compte | Eddie Perez | Keith Jefferson | Costa Ronin | Raul Cardona | Aundrea Smith | Ramón Franco | Craig Stark | Nichole Galicia | Martin Kove | Clu Gulager | Brenda Vaccaro | Dyani Del Castillo | Sean Baker | Zack Whyel | Daniel Callister | Sarah May Sommers | Bomber Hurley-Smith | Robert Broski | Marco Rodríguez | Michael Madsen | Zoë Bell | Rebecca Gayheart | Spencer Garrett | Rumer Willis | Rebecca Rittenhouse | Rachel Redleaf | Dreama Walker | Clifton Collins Jr. | Scoot McNairy | Josephine Valentina Clark | Danielle Harris | Ruby Rose Skotchdopole | Cassidy Vick Hice | Parker Love Bowling | Kansas Bowling | Dallas Jay Hunter | Harley Quinn Smith | Sydney Sweeney | Victoria Pedretti | Maya Hawke | James Landry Hébert | Mikey Madison | Madisen Beaty | Lena Dunham | Damon Herriman | Lorenza Izzo | Rafał Zawierucha | Samantha Robinson | Nicholas Hammond | Kurt Russell | Al Pacino | Damian Lewis | Luke Perry | Mike Moh | Bruce Dern | Dakota Fanning | Austin Butler | Julia Butters | Timothy Olyphant | Margaret Qualley | Emile Hirsch | Margot Robbie | Brad Pitt | Leonardo DiCaprio

Viewing Notes

Drove down to Littleton to see this in 35mm with Tonia and Gavin. Some minor annoyances aside, I really liked it a lot. This one has a different feel to it than Tarantino’s other films. It really doesn’t try to mimic any other styles and feels settled and self-assured, wistful and melancholy.

I really loved all the characters and everyone did such a great job. I thought both Pitt and DiCaprio were excellent. Robbie brought a nice touching innocence to Tate and Margaret Qualley as Pussycat was a great standout.

Definitely want to see it again in theaters.

Comments

avatarsleestakk
1 month ago

Curious what your “minor annoyances” were. I went to Logan Theatre to see it in 35mm and had some projection issues, which I go into on my last log of the film.

“Wistful” is the best word I’ve seen to describe the film. This is also the type of film I miss having people around to discuss it with. Probably why I ramble on in my notes. I’m going to see it again next week most likely.

avatarsensoria
1 month ago

Gavin, Tonia and I have continued to have discussions about this movie since seeing it but yes, I agree, not having you or Pat here to talk about it has been a bummer! It reminded me of when we went to see GRINDHOUSE its opening night.

As for minor annoyances, there were some minor projection issues, nothing too disruptive.

Wistful definitely works! I mostly feel like this is an ode to a Hollywood that never quite existed as portrayed. I get a little irritated with people knocking parts of it down for that. It’s a movie, it’s not meant to be an accurate portrayal of how Hollywood was back then, despite all the attention to detail in the set designs, etc.

I loved the scene where Tate goes to watch her own movie as those two adjacent theaters are up near UCLA and the very same theaters that we did a double header at when we visited the UCLA campus a few years ago. Kinda cool to see it up on screen and think “Hey, I sat in that theater a few years ago and watched a movie!”

avatarsleestakk
1 month ago

Funny that you mention the discussions b/c I’ve just been having them with myself and wishing they were with you. ;)  It’s been rather exhilarating to have a movie that does this; I’ve been soaking up articles, reviews, podcasts about this film and look forward to my next viewing. There’s so much I can’t put into words about what you’ve described as this “ode to hollywood” that I’ve seen lost on others critiquing the movie. Listened to a podcast episode today that couldn’t wrap their heads around this notion. It was weird. In fact they hated the movie but I chalk it up to them just hating QT.

Also it’s been wild to hear / read opinions of those so much younger than us, not nearly as informed of that period or the Manson family or filmmaking during that time.

I’m so envious of your experience visiting that cinema (I had wondered if that was the one you visited on your trip). Definitely on my list for my next visit out there. I was just thinking about that GRINDHOUSE screening tonight when I was at Village Crossing for IT… just reminiscing over the films I had seen there over the years esp. that one since so few people showing up for it (and many left after PLANET TERROR!).