Tummis’s review published on Letterboxd:
I now have more evidence that proves that I have the best mom in the world 😊🙌 She drove me and my brother all the way down to L.A to the Regency Village Theatre and we all got to see a movie directed by favorite filmmaker projected in 70mm!! SO COOL! This is definitely a day I’m going to remember as a cinephile.
Loved the movie. Has very similar nostalgic California vibes to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and I think it being projected on 70 MM really enhanced that feeling. Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim are hilarious together; them riffing off each other make up some of the best parts of the movie. I’m tempted to say that this is overall PTA’s funniest movie, but further reflection may lead me to say otherwise. This movie’s comedy is right up my alley. It’s absurd, awkward, dry, and so well mixed with the dramatic element of this movie. This is not unlike the comedy in PTA’s other movies. Some of the bigger actors in this movie who are apart of the supporting cast aren’t in the movie for long which leaves with somewhat of a melancholy feeling and it also seems like quite a bit was cut out from the final cut of the movie since some scenes that were in the trailer were absent in the final cut. Nevertheless, I feel incredibly satisfied with this movie.
Also, Harriet Sansom Harris killed it. She fit into her role scary well. The close-ups we get of her are crazy good and make her performance seem so much better.
Well Done, Cast & Crew of Licorice Pizza.