Licorice Pizza

Licorice Pizza ★★★

I just don’t think me and PTA speak the same language. I never come away from his films with anything other than mild confusion. It’s hard not to talk about the age gap but it’s just so oddly handled. The film doesn’t really seem to have anything to say about the relationship, just that it’s kinda cute? I don’t think the film should be criticised for simply depicting such a relationship, but it just doesn’t take anything remotely resembling a critical eye to it, which honestly just felt really off to me. I really do hate to reduce my thoughts to that issue but it honestly prevented me from enjoying the admittedly decent hang out movie that surrounds it, although even in that respect it felt overlong.

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