Pizza (2005)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 27, 2005
DVD Release Date: October 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

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.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

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.

Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Even performances, which could have provided spark, are wooden at best, unbelievable at worst.

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Lael Loewenstein

A bittersweet, persuasively acted comedy whose tone recalls '80s teen films.

Nathan Lee
New York Times

Thin, flavorless and heavily garnished with contrivance, this odd couple comedy serves up little but stale whimsy.

Uri Lessing

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.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

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.

Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice

Forget 30-minute delivery -- this brand of indie quirkiness congealed in the late '90s.

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

The characters in this movie don't talk like real people; they all talk like overly clever screenwriters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Megan S
It was a cute, quirky movie. I enjoyed it. Way to "play" the guitar off-screen Ethan! They sure snuck a lot of "fucks" into this… More
Mark Abell
Cara-Ethel has to be one of the least appealing character names in film history and serves as a sad commentary on the lonely life this young girl leads. But… More

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