THE POP EXPOSE – ‘Mystic Pizza’ Story By Mitchell Smith!

Good morning everybody. Today I’m taking a look at a 1988 movie gem that I think deserves more credit than it got. Mystic Pizza is a movie that starred Julia Roberts and also included Lily Taylor, Annabeth Gish, Conchata Ferrel, Vincent D’Onofrio, and a young Matt Damon to name a few. The story takes place in Mystic Connecticut where I was supposed to go on a 6th grade class trip to but for some reason my parents didn’t let me go.

Mystic is a small fishing town and this is a nice story and Roberts had a stellar performance along side her many cast-mates. This one is one of her first big movies and helped launch her to her great career. Ferrell plays a pizza shop owner and I think this lined her up for her best known roll as Berta on Two and a Half Men.

D’Onofrio was coming off his stellar performance as Pvt. Leonard Lawrence in the 1987 hit Full Metal Jacket and went onto many great rolls including Detective Robert Goren on Law and Order: Criminal Intent. This one kind of hit home for me, growing up in a small town. There were many similarities and it may be why I was supposed to visit it growing up. Over all this is one of the great eighties movies and if you have never watched it, it’s definitely worth checking out. I hope you all have a great day and an even better week.


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