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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
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Mr. Barboza
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Mrs. Barboza
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Nicole Travers
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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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This movie marks Matt Damon's feature film debut. Ben Affleck also auditioned for the role. See more »

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During the bar pool scene, Charlie doesn't make the solid orange ball, but when Daisy runs the table and eventually wins the game she doesn't sink the orange ball either. See more »

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I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Spend some time in Mystic.
16 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Simply put, it is easy to get into this movie. The characters are diverse, and each has the chance to tell her part of the story, so there is plenty for the audience to relate to. It is very refreshing that the characters have individual values and standards, as opposed to many more recent movies who assign characters generic standards of conduct, and it gives the characters and the film depth. Each of the girls has these standards challenged, making it a rich coming-of-age story. The film is not about the ending, but rather about every moment of the girls' lives that the viewer is there to see. It is worth the extra bit of concentration that it takes to untangle all of the different plot lines.

Incidentally, Mystic Pizza is a real pizzeria and much of the filming was done on location, so if you find yourself vacationing in the area, you can stop by and pick up one of the trademark t-shirts that the girls wear in the movie, and of course taste some of the famous fare. The home-grown feeling of the restaurant in the movie is part of the fun, and it's even more fun to see it in person.


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