Now and then, a movie paints such a detailed picture of the past that we feel transported in time.
Every moment in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza” takes us back to the challenges of living in 1973, a year filled with tension across the country and oversized cars on the streets. As eyes focus on where to find gasoline to fill guzzling auto tanks, an enthusiastic 15-year-old high-school student considers how to navigate his personal and professional paths. How this ambitious teenager maneuvers through these daily choices gives this rich visual trip an emotional reason to travel. Say “yes” to Anderson’s invitation to relive such a refreshing state of mind.