A comedy drama crime film, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is an international co-production between United States and United Kingdom. The movie is set in 1969, Los Angeles during the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age, where an aging and once successful star actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) grieve about his ending career to his best friend and former stunt double, war veteran Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Cliff lives in a trailer with his pitbull, Brandy and drives Dalton around the town as he relies on him for work due to a rumour that Booth killed his wife. As times are changing in Hollywood, it becomes difficult for the dynamic duo to find work but Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor…Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie). This is Tarantino’s ninth feature film displaying the height of hippy Hollywood.
Apart from the three lead characters, the other cast members comprises Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, and Al Pacino who are a part of an ensemble cast that play multiple fairytale storylines as a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood. The viewers have received the movie well and have fallen in love with representation of the era along with the roles played by Leonardo and Brad Pitt.
In the United States and Canada, the movie has grossed $101.9 million, as of August 12th, 2019 with $30 million and $40 million on day 1 and day 2 respectively. On the Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a rating of 85% based on 400 viewers and an average rating of 7.8/10. The critics have an overall positive view of the film calling it “Tarantino’s love letter to ’60s L.A.”. The IMDb rating for the film is an impressive 8.4/10.
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