Typical movie about a smalltown family.
over 5 years
Not too awful as insipid 80s crap goes.
almost 6 years
Lovely 80's movie.
Mystic Pizza is a 1988 American coming of age film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, and Lili Taylor.
The title of the film was based on a pizza shop that caught the eye of Hollywood screen writer, Amy Holden Jones. The restaurant is also named Mystic Pizza in Mystic, Connecticut, and has been popular among both locals and tourists since 1973.
The film is about the coming of age of two sisters and their friend through the romantic lives of the three main characters: Kat Araujo (Annabeth Gish), Daisy Araujo (Julia Roberts), and Jojo Barbosa (Lili Taylor), who are waitresses at Mystic Pizza in Mystic, Connecticut. In the film, Mystic is represented as a fishing town with a large Portuguese American population, though that description more closely resembles neighbouring Stonington, Connecticut, where many scenes were filmed.
The movie also touches on an Old World work ethic. Kat and Daisy are sisters and rivals: Kat studies astronomy, works at a local...