“Licorice Pizza”: cast, plot and trailer

Paul Thomas Anderson’s most intimate and passionate film with Alana Haim and Cooper Hoofman

Licorice Pizza Credit: © MGM Pictures

January 6, 2024 at 12:11 pm

Acclaimed by critics (“The happiest work of the American filmmaker” according to New Yorker), “Licorice Pizza“, set in 1973 – with a staging of clothes, furnishings, perfect location – sees the two protagonists, Alana and Gary, in pursuit of life, dealing with love at first sight and that classic phrase – “I will marry you ” – which is the beginning of a sentimental journey, on the roller coaster of love that begins as kids, goes through a thousand turns and then meets again. The title of the film – with a soundtrack that ranges from Doors a David Bowie – is a slang term for the old 33 rpm record and a chain of record stores in California that opened in the 1970s. In memorable cameo roles: Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper, Tom Waits e Benny Safdie.



  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 2021
  • Duration: 133′
  • Regista: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Actors: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn


Fifteen-year-old Gary Valentine lives in the San Fernando Valley of the seventies and has had a career as an actor since childhood. The day the yearbook photos are taken at his school, Gary meets Alana Kane, a girl older than him, and is immediately struck by her. The two begin to date and spend a lot of time with each other, building a great complicity. Together they experience various adventures and as they grow day after day, they manage to strengthen their relationship.

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