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"On her 18th birthday, she was delivered the best night of her life"
  • TV-14
  • 2005
  • 5.6  (1,136)
  • 42

Pizza is a 2005 independent film directed by Mark Christopher and starring Ethan Embry, Kylie Sparks, and Julie Hagerty. The movie is a coming-of-age story set in suburban New York in 1987. The plot revolves around a group of teenagers who work at their local Pizza restaurant and the events that unfold over the course of one long, eventful evening.

The film opens with a shot of a Pizza restaurant owned by Joe, played by John Ventimiglia. The camera pans over the surrounding buildings, a typical suburban neighborhood, before zooming in on a group of teenagers working inside the restaurant. The main character, Adam, played by Ethan Embry, is a 20-something slacker who has been working at the pizzeria since he was a teenager. He seems to be going through the motions of life and is planning to move to LA with his girlfriend the next day.

The other main character, a teenage girl named Cara, played by Kylie Sparks, arrives for her first day of work. She is excited to have a job, as she wants to save up money to go to college. Cara starts the evening eager to make an impression and to impress her new co-workers. However, things go wrong from the very beginning, and over the course of the night, the group faces numerous challenges and obstacles.

Julie Hagerty plays Margaret, the manager of the pizzeria, who spends most of her time smoking in her office and berating the employees. She is not impressed with Cara's enthusiasm and quickly assigns her to the back to wash dishes. Cara is disappointed but determined to prove herself nonetheless. As the night progresses, Cara's co-workers begin to warm up to her, including Adam, who starts to see her in a new light.

The movie is filled with classic teen movie tropes, such as underage drinking and smoking, awkward first dates, and a romantic subplot. There are also moments of genuine humor and heart. The interactions between the characters are well-written and believable, and the ensemble cast all deliver strong performances.

One of the standout sequences of the film occurs when the group decides to make a pizza delivery to a house party. The scene is shot in real-time, and we see the characters driving through the suburban streets, struggling to find the right address while navigating a variety of obstacles, including skateboarders and lawn sprinklers. The tension builds, and the scene ends with a dramatic payoff that ultimately brings the group closer together.

Throughout the movie, there is a sense of melancholy, as the characters are all at crossroads in their lives. Adam is preparing to leave the only home he has ever known for a new adventure in LA, while Cara is trying to figure out what her future will hold. The film captures the sense of uncertainty that comes with growing up, and the fleeting moments of joy that can be found in the mundane.

In conclusion, Pizza is a charming and poignant film about growing up and finding one's place in the world. The movie captures the nostalgia of the 1980s and presents relatable characters and situations that will resonate with audiences of all ages. The film is well-written, well-acted, and beautifully shot, and is definitely worth watching. Its themes of change, belonging and the importance of the present moment leave a strong impression on the audience.

Pizza is a 2005 comedy. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 42.

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