Here is our huge list of Licorice Pizza Quotes. Be sure to check out our review. Myla’s spends time diving into the director’s previous movies and how they compare.
Licorice Pizza Quotes
“So, what’s your name?”- Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman)
“Are you asking me out?”- Alana Kane (Alana Haim)
“You say everything twice.”- Gary to Alana
“I’m not going on a date with you, kid.”- Alana to Gary
“Where’d you come from?”- Alana
“Sherman Oaks.”- Gary
“Stop sounding like a philosophy guy, Albert Einstein.”- Alana to Gary
“Don’t be creepy, please.”- Alana to Gary
“Will you stop with the googly eyes?”- Alana to Gary
“So, Alana, what are your plans?”- Gary
“I’m a showman.”- Gary
“Super-hot chaperone. Nice work.”- Lance (Skyler Gisondo) to Gary
“Cut the comedy.”- Lucille Doolittle (Christine Ebersole) to Gary
“You think you’re funny? You think you’re funny?”- Lucille to Gary
“Oh my God, you’re huge.”- Gail (Maya Rudolph) to Gary
“My face is a pimply mess and I don’t know what to do.”- Gary
“You thinker! You think things!”- Alana
“That is a bed made of water, sweetheart.”- Brenda (Iyana Halley)
“Sonny and Cher, Tim. Sonny and Cher.”- Gary
“Yes, I’m the real Herman Munster.”- Fred Gwynne (John C. Reilly)
“Who wants to be famous?”- Gary
“Is your bottom soggy?”- Gary to Alana
“Gary, I love you and want to do everything for you.”- Jerry (John Michael Higgins)
“Sexier. Make it sexier.”- Gary
“I can sing, and I can dance.”- Alana
“What is Quick Draw McGraw?”- Manager (Harriet Sansom Harris)
“You remind me of a dog.”- Manager to Alana
“There’s too much nudity in the movies right now.”- Gary to Alana
“You remind me of Grace.”- Jack Holden (Sean Penn)
“I’ve never had a martini before. They’re good.”- Alana to Jack
“They don’t have taxis in the desert.”- Jack
“Let’s ride.”- Alana
“That’s my Rainbow. Rainbow rides.”- Jack
“I need more flames.”- Rex (Tom Waits)
“I’m coming, Nancy!”- Jack
“Do you know who I am?”- Jon Peters (Bradley Cooper) to Gary
“We speak the same language.”- Jon to Gary
“You like Barbara Streisand?”- Jon to Gary
“I want you to be horrified.”- Jon to Gary
“It’s not easy. Gary can’t do it.”- Jon
“Hardcore, Alana!”- Gary
“I have integrity.”- Alana
“Me too.”- Joel Wachs (Benny Safdie)
“Swiftly? Who are you?”- Alana to Gary
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Licorice Pizza Review
Paul Thomas Anderson is a director that can veer into so many different directions. He can be dark (The Master and There Will Be Blood), he can be sharp (Phantom Thread), he can be powerful (Magnolia), he can be wildly entertaining (Boogie Nights) but in his latest film, Licorice Pizza, he seems more relaxed. This movie is much lighter and more fun than his previous outings. Paul Thomas Anderson really embraces the excitement and frivolity of the early 70’s and just goes with it.
Anderson introduces us to Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) and Alana Kane (Alana Haim)- both newcomers to Hollywood. Gary is a natural-born charmer with big dreams and the wherewithal to act on them. Alana is a combative and fierce woman who hasn’t found her place in the world quite yet. They meet at school picture day (he, a student – her, a photographer’s assistant) and they feel an immediate attachment. Being that he is 15 and she is 25, they mainly must function as friends and coworkers (coconspirators?). They shouldn’t work together but they do.
In the 2 hour and 13-minute running time of Licorice Pizza, the pair come across many famous people. The famous people are sometimes ACTUAL famous people, at other times Anderson calls them different names. It can be a little confusing, but it works. For example, Sean Penn plays Jack Holden, a stand-in for William Holden. Christine Ebersole is Lucille Doolittle or Lucille Ball (who stars in Under One Roof (aka Yours, Mine and Ours) with Gary. On the other hand, Bradley Cooper plays Jon Peters and John C. Reilly plays Fred Gwynne. Gary, himself, is based on a friend of Anderson’s in real life. The weaving of fiction and nonfiction is very intriguing.
If you are feeling nostalgic for peace signs, the gas crisis, Nixon, water beds, polyester clothes, and pinball, this movie is for you. This movie is made for fans of Anderson’s Boogie Nights and Magnolia, American Graffiti, and The Last Picture Show. This is Paul Thomas Anderson’s most accessible movie by far. It’s fun and light and will make you laugh out loud.
About Licorice Pizza:
LICORICE PIZZA is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love.