Description A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles
Tomatometer 8,4 / 10 Stars
If you aren’t already familiar with the real-life, historic events that took place on Cielo Drive in August 1969, I can understand how this movie might seem like a big waste of time. But if you know what really happened there and how truly horrific it was, this movie turns into a wonderful story.
Quentin Tarantino has created a fairy tale (hence the title Once Upon A Time. Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth are both heroes here, and they save the life of the beautiful Sharon Tate in the end- along with a house full of her friends. What a story Tarantino has made!
There are other storylines woven together and each is wonderful; there is humor and there is pathos and not a dull moment for me. I was transfixed throughout the entire film, but especially the scenes with Sharon Tate.
I don’t purchase very many movies, but I own this one now and will watch it again and again. Looking forward to someday seeing a director’s cut with all the deleted scenes.