CRITICISM – Paul Thomas Anderson’s film tells of love at first sight between a 15-year-old teenager and a young woman in her twenties. A joyful romance in the heart of 1970s California. Licorice Pizza is broadcast for the first time on television this Tuesday, July 5 at 9:10 p.m. on Canal+
He is 15 years old. He does more. She’s 22. She looks less. Gary meets Alana during a class photo. She assists the image professional. The teenager won’t let her go. He runs after her, in every sense of the word. In 1973, the San Fernando Valley boys wore pinstriped shirts and sported a Beach Boys bowl cut. This redhead, who seems to have skipped his teenage years, has it under his belt. Having been a child actor allows him to be daring. He invites the brunette in a miniskirt to the restaurant, has the nerve of hell, asks her to accompany him to a show in New York. For her, curiosity prevails. They will take two and a few hours to fall into each other’s arms. That’s the right average.
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At that time, the Tinder application did not exist. The hero of Licorice Pizza successfully launches into the business of waterbeds (later, pinball machines). He has a gift for business. She can’t believe it, marinates him…