Is Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Worth Seeing?

The movie was released in late July and is still playing in local theaters.

The movie was released in late July and is still playing in local theaters.

Bridget McAree, Staff Writer

Oscar-award winning filmmaker, actor, film programmer, and cinema owner Quentin Tarantino recently released his seventh film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie, the film is set in the late 1960s. Tarantino, known for his nonlinear storylines, satirical subject matter and violence, portrays the life of a fading actor and his stunt double struggling to stay relevant to the film industry.

Leonardo DiCaprio plays the role of Rick Dalton, a struggling actor who spends most of his time drinking with Cliff Booth, his easygoing best friend and longtime stunt double. Rick also happens to live next door to Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate, the filmmaker and rising actress whose futures will forever be changed by members of the Manson Family.

The movie is humorous with many dark elements that unravel throughout the film. Rick is becoming depressed watching his career begin to go downhill and Cliff struggles with being accused of murdering his wife. 

The movie starts off slow, but builds up until the very end. It is loosely based on the true story of the Manson Family murdering the eight-months pregnant Sharon Tate, who was considered one of Hollywood’s most promising up-and-coming actresses, and three of her friends. Tarantino, however, adds a spin on the story, which he is famous for doing. He also makes the action scenes gruesome but humorous at the same time. The movie was very entertaining and worth seeing. You will leave the theater feeling satisfied with the ending but wanting more.