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Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic.

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Jojo
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Bill (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
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Tim Travers
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Mrs. Arujo
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Phoebe Travers
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Jake
Gene Amoroso ...
Mr. Barboza
Sheila Ferrini ...
Mrs. Barboza
Janet Zarish ...
Nicole Travers
Louis Turenne ...
Everyday Gormet
Lauren O'Brien ...
Serena
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Storyline

Sisters Kat and Daisy work along with Jojo at the pizza parlour in Mystic, Connecticut. Kat, shortly off to Yale, finds herself drawn to a local architect she is babysitting for, while her more tearaway sister starts dating a guy from the money side of the tracks. Jojo leaves her man at the altar; she loves him but shies away from commitment. Meanwhile the fame of the pizza continues to spread; it seems to contain something almost ..... mystic. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A romantic comedy with the works. See more »

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21 October 1988 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$12,793,213 (USA)
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A sequel called "Return to Mystic Pizza" was in development in the early 90s, with a script by Albert Innaurato and Jenny Tripp. See more »

Goofs

In the opening restaurant scene, the pitcher Daisy gives to the three men at the table changes from half full when she picks it up to nearly full when she sets it down on the table. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Jojo: You know what I wonder?
Daisy: What?
Jojo: What the hell do you think Leona really puts in that pizza?
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one of the minor defining movies of my generation
16 November 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This was one of THE slumber party movies when I was in high school, and fourteen years later I still enjoy it. Of course now I realize what a jerk the married man is from the first time he looks THAT WAY at Kat, and I'm a little surprised (although I married young myself) to see young marriage portrayed positively in a major motion picture. It's also refreshing to see Julia Roberts before she acquired the required Hollywood Superstar Anorexic Look.

Some of the scenes that make me laugh as much now as they did when I was 15: The Porsche full of fish, and JoJo's parents' and boyfriend's reaction when JoJo and Bill are caught in a compromising position. This film has some very tender moments as well. A warning, however: the last line will probably make you groan.

It's not terribly deep, and it's not going to win the Palme D'Or. But it's well worth putting in the VCR on a quiet evening when your husband's out or your girlfriends are over.


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