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Top Customer Reviews
Matt, feeling sorry for her, invites her to deliver pizza with him for the evening. During the course of the evening, they go to Matt's bachelor pad, meet some of Kara's high school bullies, meet some of Matt's friends and girlfriends,etc. - events which are funny and poignant.
The two main characters, totally opposite personalities, take care of each other during the evening and its hard to tell which one learned the most from the other.
The casting of the other characters was done very well with each character bringing their own personality into the movie. There is someone in this movie everyone can relate to - either as being that person or knowing someone similar. (I have since seen one actor on the new hit tv program "30 Rock".)
I do agree with the previous reviewer that this will turn out to have a cult following.
This if a fun and enjoyable movie to watch and at times made me laugh and other times was sad.
Enter Matt Firenze, a thirty-year old failed political activist with his own pizza delivery truck and a prolific track record with women but little else to show for himself. He feels sorry for her plight and invites her on his runs for the night. While Matt attempts to give her lessons on self-acceptance, Cara-Ethyl inevitably experiences deeper feelings that lead to revelations about both their lives. The idea is sound if rather unoriginal, but Christopher's off-kilter, episodic approach feels contrived for all the wrong reasons in spite of a smattering of well-earned laughs. Kylie Sparks certainly gets all of Cara-Ethyl's eccentricities and precociousness down pat, but her character is conceived in ill-fitting clichés over how an awkward, friendless teen finds her identity. As Matt, a cast-against-type Ethan Embry has moments of resonance, but he mainly appears to be channeling Matthew McConaughey's laconic slacker in "Dazed and Confused".Read more ›
In 1998, Mark Christopher directed 54. It became one of the sleeper hits of the year and has turned into a bona fide cult sensation since. And then he disappeared. Vanished into the wind like Keyser Soze until 2005, when Pizza appeared. I don't know where Christopher was that entire seven years. Surfing off the coast of Bora Bora, maybe? He certainly couldn't have been trying to get Pizza made for that entire length of time. Even if it was a pet project, he had to have seen how mediocre it is. Didn't he? In any case, it finally did get made, and the end result is a movie chock full of very talented, yet underutilized, Hollywood stars playing quirky characters. But I have gotten ahead of myself.
Cara-Ethyl (Complete Savages' Kylie Sparks in her only big-screen appearance) is just about to turn eighteen and doesn't have a friend in the world. Her mother (Confessions of a Shopaholic's Julie Hagerty) has thrown her a big birthday party, but since she blinded herself temporarily while frying doughnuts, is unaware that no one came. No one, that is, until Matt (FreakyLinks' Ethan Embry) shows up with a pizza delivery. Cara-Ethyl latches onto him immediately, to the point of convincing him to take her on the rest of his deliveries for the evening. The expected episodic mode with quirky characters ensues, with pieces of Cara-Ethyl's high school career interweaved into the story.
It's not a bad idea. In fact, it's a rather likable idea. But it's summed up quite nicely by a scene where Matt and Cara-Ethyl deliver a couple of pizzas to Cara-Ethyl's high school drama teacher, who's been listening to Cara-Ethyl audition for school plays for three years, always dismissing her with a "nice voice" and never calling back.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The item came in perfect condition and I am very satisfied with my purchase.Published 12 months ago by Daniel Gonzalez
I've wanted to watch this movie ever since I first stumbled across a review about 5 years ago, but didn't want to pay full price for it. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Many truths to this movie about pizza production & delivery. However, in real life you can't hang out at your delivery or your house. Nevertheless, a very entertaining DVD.Published on October 18, 2013 by N/A
Great character study with a lot of heart! Probably a little known movie but very well done! Left me with a smile. Read morePublished on January 29, 2013 by LAURIE McG
Why do I love this movie? I dont know. Its awkward but so funny. after getting it in the mail I watched it 2 times then 2 more times with the directors voice over in two days. Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by Emily
Awesome Awesome best purchase ever! I suggest everyone to get this as soon as possible. You won't regret it at all.Published on December 9, 2012 by George Wright