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This quirky comedy stars Kylie Sparks and Ethan Embry as misfits who bond during a one-night suburban odyssey. When nobody except her mom and imaginary friend show up at her 18th birthday bash, chubby Cara (Sparks) strikes up a conversation with philosophizing pizza deliveryman Matt Firenze (Embry) -- who invites her to tag along on his rounds. What ensues is a revelatory evening that gives Cara an education and forces Matt to face reality.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's Sparks (television's Complete Savages) and Embry (Can't Hardly Wait) who carry this dual coming-of-age tale with engaging, if often raw, performances."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"At the end of her spontaneous date, she says it's been the best night of her life. It will not be one of yours."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"Even performances, which could have provided spark, are wooden at best, unbelievable at worst."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"Embry and first-time actress Sparks have charming chemistry, but Christopher's slight screenplay wears out its welcome long before the film -- which runs a scant 80 minutes -- is over."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A bittersweet, persuasively acted comedy whose tone recalls '80s teen films."
‑ Lael Loewenstein, Variety
"Thin, flavorless and heavily garnished with contrivance, this odd couple comedy serves up little but stale whimsy."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"Pizza will never be the Lou Malnati's deep dish of the independent film world, but its gentle pacing...makes this gem as comforting as mall pizza on a hungry day."
‑ Uri Lessing,
"If Pizza were an actual pizza, it would be half-pineapple, half-broccoli. At times, this coming-of-age comedy is quirkily saccharine, at others good-for-you sophistic."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Among slacker comedies, Pizza is never much more than mildly amusing; it isn't as witty as Slacker or as uproarious as Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, but it's a keeper."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Forget 30-minute delivery -- this brand of indie quirkiness congealed in the late '90s."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Village Voice
"The characters in this movie don't talk like real people; they all talk like overly clever screenwriters."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"There's a sharp and snappy tone to this irreverent comedy that keeps us laughing even though it's all a bit silly, really."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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