Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 9

Movie: Mystic Pizza
Starring: Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor
Genre: Comedy, Drama,
Year: 1988
Format: VHS

Plot: Three girls who worked their way through high school in a pizza shop, find themselves at crossroads in their lives. One is afraid to get married, one is trying to fit in with the locals and one is having an affair with a married man.

This is classic 80's preppy vs wrong side of the tracks. Like so many of the teen -romantic comedies of that decade, it centers on falling for someone opposite of the leads.  Good girls with Bad boys. Unlike others of it's genre, it's not a feel good film at all.  I almost get the feeling that it missed it's mark, falling too far between the cracks of comedy and dark drama.

What do I think I learned from this film?
Love is never as easy as a paint by numbers.  Sometimes you've got to risk loosing your heart in order to feel anything at all.

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