Mystic Pizza Synopsis
Teenage girls (Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor) come of age one summer in Mystic, Conn.
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Variety

Genuine and moving... Script is remarkably mature in its dealings with teens.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Inoffensive in its simplicity; its high, if naive, spirits send viewers out into the all too real streets clothed in the glow of a fantasy...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The characters are allowed to be smart, to react in unexpected ways, and to be more concerned with doing the right thing than with doing...
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80

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
Though in essence this is little more than a girls' romance novel brought to life, it has been filled with heart and humor. The place, the...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A pleasant enough "Crimes of the Heart" rip-off about three young women bumbling, stumbling and fumbling through life, looking for answers,...
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50

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A feel-good movie with a gentle melancholic undercurrent.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Michael Wilmington
Beyond some well-observed sibling interaction, the mutual effort of four writers is mutually uninspired. Whoever wrote the episodes between...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
It's meant to be open, heartwarming and real, but beneath its often attractively performed surface, the clichés are grinding as...
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40

Washington Post

The conflicts are, at best, formulaic. (Tim is married, but unhappy; Charlie is from a different class.) And the filmmakers provide nothing...
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38

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
In all, it's “Diner,'' female style. Directed by Donald Petrie from a blatantly manipulative screenplay that took four people to cook...
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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Charming coming-of-age film infused with romance.
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