Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

HollywoodI think Cathryn and I may have felt this way about the last Quentin Tarantino movie we went to see; it sucked and was one of the worst movies we’ve ever seen. The best part of the movie was the soundtrack – lots of great songs from the 60’s and 70’s. Those responsible for set locations and wardrobe did a great job in reviving memorabilia and the fashion of the time.

To be fair we enjoyed some of the acting and the interaction between Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. Small parts or cameos by other big names weren’t enough to make this movie enjoyable. It started out slow and continued to painfully drag along right up until the explosive ending that was completely different than the real life events it mimicked.

Two other people in the audience left about half way through the yawner and we both considered following suit. I almost nodded off twice. Cathryn finally bailed about fifteen minutes before the ending which I thought was completely ridiculous. The whole movie was too long and drawn out.

In considering the little things we liked about the movie we’re each generously giving this flick a 2 out of 10.

2 thoughts on “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  1. John

    As the credits rolled, I turned to my date and said, “Tarantino’s worst movie.” At the start of the movie I did enjoy all the re-creations of fictional old TV shows and movies that Leonardo DiCaprio starred in. However, unlike other classic Quinten films there was just no plot. The character study of DiCaprio’s role was always too long and went no where. I enjoyed Brad Pitt’s character better, but wished his backstory had been expanded. The Sharon Tate plotline also seemed like another film, regardless of its supposed pivotal plot device to justify the horrendous over the top final scenes. I was really looking forward to this one and did enjoy the 1960’s feel but won’t recommend it to others.

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