Mystic Pizza
Mystic Pizza (1988)

The close friendship of three young women who work at the title restaurant -- located in the Connecticut resort town of Mystic -- are at the heart of this drama. The young women each face their own disappointments in love and life over the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 14, 2001
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Though the film's heart is in the right place, somehow it all winds up about as flat as one of the celebrated pies at Mystic Pizza. [Blu-ray]

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Coming-of-age story flirts with melodrama but is saved by wonderful performances.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A wacky and wonderful movie about three young women friends and their misadventures with love and sex.

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

To put it bluntly, Mystic Pizza is more or less a movie version of a soap opera, layered in with some quirky humor and gigantic '80s hair.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Delightful comedy-drama gave the luminous Roberts her first substantial role

Scott Weinberg

One of the rare "chick flicks" built on wit and sincerity ... as opposed to cliche and artifice.

Emanuel Levy

The only novelty of this familiar small-town coming-of-age saga is that its women are Portugueste-American, but it's laced with humor and well-acted, and the gorgeous-looking Julia Roberts shows strong potential for becoming a major star.

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Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

One of the most charming coming of age movies ever made.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
One summer in the lives of three young women who work as waitresses at Mystic Pizza - the local small-town pizza place. This movie delves into class… More
Jennifer Xu
Between this and Now and Then I think have a teen girl drama fetish. I really feel for these sorts of situations, I don't know.
Jim Hunter
Three women deal with relationships in small town Connecticut. The performances by the three female leads are all quite strong, but they're strong in a… More
CAST: Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor, Conchata Ferrell, William R. Moses, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Stroke, Matt Damon DIRECTED BY: Donald… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Daisy: I fucked up. Charles Gordon Windsor, Jr.: Yeah... but you gave it a 100% effort!
Alice Shen
Brassy and whipsmart. Julia Roberts, at her big-haired, smoldering best.

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