Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
Genre: Comedy, Drama
“That was the best acting I’ve ever seen in my whole life.”
The ninth movie from Quentin Tarantino is, probably, his masterpiece, due to cinematography, screenplay, soundtrack, costumes, decorations, and, last but not least, the magisterially play of Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.
The story is simple, but complex, at the same time: Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) is an actor that plays in western movies as a negative character (a bad guy) and has a deadlock in his career. Cliff Booth (Pitt) is Rick’s stuntman and his friend, who supports him in every difficult moment. One day, Rick meets Marvin Schwarz (Al Pacino), an agent, who recommends him to try Italian western movies. After that, Rick is filming a pilot episode of Lancet, a western TV series. In all of these scenes, we watch an incredible play from DiCaprio, maybe one of his best from this movie, who passes from one extreme to the other. In my opinion, this is the second-best scene of the movie.
We watch Cliff driving and interacting with the unpleasant Charlie Manson’s “family”. Between these storylines, the film presents us the charming Sharon Tate (played by the beautiful Margot Robbie). We see not just a very beautiful Tate, but a pretty and very kind with people one. I want to mention the scene where she goes to the cinema at “The Wrecking Crew”, where we watch actual footage from the movie with Sharon Tate and Dean Martin. And, of course, I must say something about that epic ending (without spoilers).
The ending is a grandiose one, after a build-up filled with tension worthy of the great Quentin Tarantino, which will make you laugh a lot. I mean, everyone in the cinema laughed in the end. It’s the best scene from the entire movie. You must watch the movie, it’s a very good one. At the end of the day, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will remain in your mind due to DiCaprio’s unbelievable performance, Pitt’s charming scenes and the beautiful Margot Robbie.
The movie won’t be appreciated by everyone, some might say it is boring or that the story is not so good, but I think everyone should form an opinion after they watch the movie. I’d like to end by recommending you this “love letter” from Quentin Tarantino for the late ‘60s.