Stars: Brad Pitt; Leonardo Di Caprio and Margot Robbie
The BMAF Synopsis:
It’s the late Sixties,and a former successful actor is now reduced to villain of the week roles in TV shows and looks to seek other roles to try and rebuild his status. He has offers of westerns to consider but believes them to be beneath him. The film follows him and his long time friend and stunt double as they move through life.
Their highs and lows and the people they meet within the industry from Bruce Lee to most notably Sharon Tate who moves in next door with husband Roman Polanski
The BMAF Review:
This film is really dividing audiences but we loved it, the first 2 hours does not have too much of a storyline but we see the life of actor Rick Dalton, we get to see about his film roles, the success that follows with the Adverts he gets involved in and then the lows as it is clear he has developed a drink problem. So much so that he relies on his friend and stunt double Cliff to drive him everywhere.
We see Rick struggle in guest star roles to taking roles in foreign films. We also see Cliff struggle to get roles after previous indiscretions and also follow Sharon Tate who has made it to the cinema screen and how she is enjoying her success. Along the way we meet other actors and most notably Charles Manson.
The film has an ending which has to be seen to be believed, imagining an alternate timeline to history.
And a huge amount of cameos from Al Pacino to the late Luke Perry and of course a great Soundtrack.
The BMAF Rating:
Never miss a BMAF blog. Receive email notifications when new posts are published by entering your email address in the subscription box on the top right-hand side of this page.