Mystic Pizza

Mystic Pizza

DVD - 2001
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Three young women, waitresses at a pizza parlor in Mystic, Connecticut, spend a special summer discovering romance.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001]
ISBN: 9780792848226
0792848225
Branch Call Number: DVD MYS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col., stereo. ; 4 3/4 in

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MB333
Oct 23, 2017

This movie was a surprise honestly. I really enjoyed it. The casting choices were on point...Julia Roberts was, who I felt, moved the story along. I definitely recommend it to anyone who has thought about watching it.

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britprincess1
Nov 12, 2013

Living in little old Mystic seems like such a quaint and lovely thing to do, yet these three girls (two sisters Daisy and Kat and Jojo a close friend) want out desperately. Daisy (an early role for Julia Roberts) plays a waitress with high hopes of getting out of there who suddenly finds herself in love with a country-club college dropout. Kat (Annabeth Gish) begins watching over a little tot until she falls in love with the little girl's father, a man whose marriage is rocky and whose wife is estranged and seemingly far faraway. Finally, Jojo (Lili Taylor) gets cold feet walking down the aisle and calls the whole thing off, insisting that she still loves him (a young Vincent D'Onofrio) and continues her relationship with him, but insists that she's not ready for that kind of commitment for fear of losing her own identity by slipping on a ring. Meanwhile, the three grow up together as the wait staff at the pizza diner Mystic Pizza (hence the title). MYSTIC PIZZA, as a rule, seems to rest in the mediocre, resulting in the safe and sound, but nothing stellar. Yes, it's entertaining enough to hold your attention for an hour and the rest, but at no point do I think I've gained a thing from it. To put it bluntly, the best scene in the film is one of bonding as they listen to the radio and sing along to Aretha Franklin's "Respect" -- it has literally nothing to do with the film's story, so there you go. Unless you're a big fan of Julia Roberts or Lili Taylor or even Annabeth Gish, I wouldn't recommend MYSTIC PIZZA. Sure, it's beloved and inexplicably a classic, but you haven't missed out on anything.

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britprincess1
Nov 12, 2013

Living in little old Mystic seems like such a quaint and lovely thing to do, yet these three girls (two sisters Daisy and Kat and Jojo a close friend) want out desperately. Daisy (an early role for Julia Roberts) plays a waitress with high hopes of getting out of there who suddenly finds herself in love with a country-club college dropout. Kat (Annabeth Gish) begins watching over a little tot until she falls in love with the little girl's father, a man whose marriage is rocky and whose wife is estranged and seemingly far faraway. Finally, Jojo (Lili Taylor) gets cold feet walking down the aisle and calls the whole thing off, insisting that she still loves him (a young Vincent D'Onofrio) and continues her relationship with him, but insists that she's not ready for that kind of commitment for fear of losing her own identity by slipping on a ring. Meanwhile, the three grow up together as the wait staff at the pizza diner Mystic Pizza (hence the title). MYSTIC PIZZA, as a rule, seems to rest in the mediocre, resulting in the safe and sound, but nothing stellar. Yes, it's entertaining enough to hold your attention for an hour and the rest, but at no point do I think I've gained a thing from it. To put it bluntly, the best scene in the film is one of bonding as they listen to the radio and sing along to Aretha Franklin's "Respect" -- it has literally nothing to do with the film's story, so there you go. Unless you're a big fan of Julia Roberts or Lili Taylor or even Annabeth Gish, I wouldn't recommend MYSTIC PIZZA. Sure, it's beloved and inexplicably a classic, but you haven't missed out on anything.

crankylibrarian Jul 10, 2013

Julia Roberts in one of her earliest roles as one of 3 Portuguese-American young women coping with money and class issues in a small Connecticut town. Daisy (Roberts) and Kat (Annabeth Gish) are both courted by wealthy WASPs who condescend to the working class heroines. Meanwhile, their friend Jojo (Piven alum Lili Taylor) dithers over whether or not to marry her long-term boyfriend. Not a brilliant movie, but sweet and funny, and a chance to see Roberts play a real person and not "Julia Roberts".

epotter8811 Oct 08, 2012

Mystic Pizza is now mostly known for launching Julia Roberts' career, but it's a sweet and savory little film in its own right. Three young women (two sisters played by Roberts and Annabeth Gish and their friend played by Lili Taylor) struggle with romance, social issues, and their own dreams all whilst working at an infamous pizza parlor in Mystic, Connecticut. Roberts is sultry and fiery as the alluring Daisy, but the most moving moment comes courtesy of Lili Taylor's JoJo. Taylor delivers a heartbreaking speech after her fiance breaks their engagement, and it's good enough to make you wonder why Taylor didn't become a bigger dramatic actress like our dear Julia. Gish, admittedly has the least compelling arc of the three, but she comes off as solid and smart. If you can get a hold of a copy, grab yourself a slice of pizza (you'll want one after watching this!), and chow down on this delectable little movie.

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gordjca
Jul 06, 2011

I suppose this is a "girly movie". Know what? This senior hetro guy loved it but of course anything with darling Julia in it is holy cow worth watching. Loved it, touches on many issues including immigration and numerous social issues. Made me order out a pizza, lol, don't know how mystic it was.

nadian Jul 17, 2009

A sweet and adorable film about beginning life as an adult and learning from our mistakes.

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Cabby
Nov 05, 2007

Julia Roberts first movie.

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nadian Jul 17, 2009

Sexual Content: Partial nudity. Suggested off screen. Sexual language.

nadian Jul 17, 2009

Coarse Language: Few brief moments

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nadian thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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