LicoricePizzaPoster.jpegLicorice Pizza is a coming-of-age comedy-drama written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, who also serves as one of the film’s producers and cinematographers. The movie is about the journey between a child and an adult who have feelings for each other.  The only reason I watched Licorice Pizza is that it is Oscar-nominated.  I can’t write about movies I haven’t seen.

Licorice Pizza opens in the San Fernando Valley in 1973, 15-year-old child actor Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) prepares for his high school picture day. He notices 25-year-old Alana Kane (Alana Haim), a photographer’s assistant, and strikes up a flirtatious conversation with her. She rebuffs his advances but meets him for dinner and they begin a friendship. Gary attends auditions and prepares for a press tour attached to a film starring Lucy Doolittle (Christine Ebersole). When Gary’s mother Anita (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) cannot take him to perform…

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