MIFF: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Drama Comedy


A leading man and his stunt double find themselves on the downward slide in Hollywood in the late 1960s.

"Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" is a star-studded affair. An interesting amalgamation of fact and fiction with a killer soundtrack, this movie has moments of pure magic. Unfortunately there's also a lot of slow-moving parts with superfluous characters that seem to have been included purely to show that the director knows his stuff. There's an odd narration that comes into play about two-thirds of the way through the film, and even with the stellar acting performances, this production seems to have bitten off more than it can chew. Lights, camera, inaction.

Jessica Avelsgaard

MIFF 2019
Sony Pictures 161 mins