Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood ★★★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

I saw this film in 35mm on Friday and wanted to watch it again before reviewing it, but that honestly could be weeks from now.

For now I must say this movie was deeply cathartic. To watch events unfold as I wish they did rather than how they really did felt like a hopeful stab in the heart. A world in which Sharon Tate Lives, in which the free wheeling party of California in the 60s wasn’t abruptly cut off. To know that this isn’t how it really happened, but god imagine if it was?
I had a friend say she was disappointed. She wanted to see Margot Robbie cut open, her baby pulled out and murdered. I deeply disagree. The last thing I want to see is a fully graphic, in-color depiction of the Tate murders. It’s tasteless, and despite his love of blood and violence I don’t think it would have been very Tarantino.

There’s pretty much no plot, but great gowns. Beautiful gowns.

briv liked this review