i’m living in a state of irony
licorice pizza captures the “in between” feeling of growing up so well - gary is a teenager impatiently waiting for his life to start, while alana is in her 20s and being pushed into adulthood before she feels ready. in this in between space, gary and alana help each other find themselves.
throughout the film, so much happens and yet nothing happens, as is the case when looking back on your childhood. pta treats adolescence-into-adulthood as a large scale epic,…