ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD
Set in 1969, Tarantino recreates the time and place of his formative years, when everything was at an inflection point, and no one knew where the pieces would land.
Rick, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, had been the star of a hit television series in the 50s and early 60s, but his prophesied transition to motion picture stardom never materialized. As Hollywood moves towards a hippie aesthetic, Rick worries that his time has passed. At Rick’s side is Cliff Booth, a former war hero, now Rick’s stunt double, played by Brad Pitt. As their careers have evolved and their struggles increased, the one constant for them has been each other. Cliff has proven his loyalty to Rick over and over again, and vice versa – they are the only true family that either has.
Surrounding DiCaprio and Pitt on Rick and Cliff’s journey are a mix of real and fictional characters played by a who’s who of today’s most acclaimed actors: Al Pacino as Marvin Schwarzs, an emeritus agent selling the virtues of Italian westerns, Kurt Russell as Randy, a stunt coordinator, Dakota Fanning as the Manson family member Squeaky, and Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, the idealized ingenue who is married to Roman Polanski and just happens to be Rick’s neighbour!
With Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino continues to evolve and to surprise audiences. While the movie has all of the hallmarks of a Tarantino film – a wholly original story, with fresh characters, presented with bravura technique – his ninth film also breaks new ground for the writer-director.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
English, Italian(In Parts)