Mystic Pizza

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Mystic Pizza ★★★ 1988 (R)

Intelligent coming of age drama centers on two sisters and their best friend as they struggle with their hopes, loves, and family rivalries in the small town of Mystic, Connecticut. At times predictable, there are enough unexpected moments to keep interest high; definite appeal to young women, but others may not relate. The relatively unknown Roberts got most of the attention, but is the weakest of the three leads, so watch this one for the strong performances from Gish and Taylor. 101m/C VHS, DVD . Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio, William R. Moses, Adam Storke, Conchata Ferrell, Joanna Merlin, Matt Damon, Arthur Walsh; D: Donald Petrie; W: Amy Holden Jones, Perry Howze, Alfred Uhry; C: Tim Suhrstedt; M: David McHugh. Ind. Spirit ‘89: First Feature.