Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Movie Review

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: An Attempt By Leonardo DiCaprio And Brad Pitt To Bring The Past To Present

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tells the story of yesteryears when the actors used to share a close bond with their doubles. Those were the days when actor-stuntman relationship gossip was common among movie goers.

Story

Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a superstar of 50s but lost his stardom to aging and the boom in the showbiz industry. But his stunt double and buddy Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) leads an independent life in his trailer. He lives with his pit bull, Brandy. Luck brings them closer and they again unite to take a round of Hollywood reminiscing their old days. Booth becomes his driver and takes him to old streets and offices but they find no face they recognize. But the luck gives them hope when French-Polish director Roman Polanski and his wife – the actress Sharon Tate become next door neighbors of Dalton. The actor-stunt duo tried to befriend the director and his wife in comic ways.

Highlights of the movie

  • The movie is an international collaboration between the US and the UK
  • The ensemble of cast includes three Oscar winners and two Oscar nominees
  • Creation of compelling characters with interesting journeys into the past
  • It is called an ode to Hollywood especially the classic of movies and television
  • It is a nostalgic tribute to the Hollywood of 50s and 60s

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood First Look & Poster

The poster looks like an old-timer from a Hollywood library. It features the leading characters and shows them above the booming showbiz industry. The portrayal, background color and selection of design elements give a nostalgic feeling from the poster.

 

Why watch the movie?

The biggest reason to watch the movie is its connection to the Hollywood of yesteryears.

Trivia:

  • Margot Robbie wears real jewelry of Sharon Tate’s while playing Tate in the movie
  • Last movie of Luke Perry
  • Tarantino boasted of working on the screenplay for five years
  • The movie was given a 7-minute standing ovation at Cannes premiere

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