Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood is great and Written and directed by Tarantino, in this, his ninth film, honors the 60s and the way in which cinema was then made, the representation of the era is full of nostalgy, it is amazingly set up from the beginning, so much that you will really feel like you're in the 60s Hollywood, and if you don't believe us, you can just watch it now to see it for yourself. Young generations have reacted coldly to their proposal, but others take them on a charmingly nostalgic journey with cowboy movies, with a bit silly television series such as “FBI in Action,” with Steve McQueen as a fashionable gallant, and girls in hot pants, dancing to the rhythm of Bring a Little Lovin'. Anyway, a mixture of pop, hippie and psychedelic aesthetics from the world of a more retro Hollywood is present in this nostalgic and throwback-ish movie, some may love it, some may not, but watch it online to get to your own conclusions.
The story takes us of course to Los Angeles, California, in 1969, days before the death of the beautiful 23-year-old Sharon Tate (played by Margot Robbie), in the same Bel Air neighborhood, on Cielo Alto Street (where She lived with her husband Roman Polanski), with almost the same characters that surrounded her, only as the clock advances towards the day and time of her macabre murder at the hands of followers of the Charles Manson sect, the protagonists are her neighbors, although the movie does not focus on this individual and particular event (that marked the history of cinema) as much as you'd think it would. Specifically, it focus on Rick Dalton (Di Caprio), who is the star of a western television that fights to adapt to the changes of the new currents of the cinema, and its double Cliff Booth (Pitt).
Dalton, hard behind the scenes, but very vulnerable in privacy, looks angrily at the lifestyle and fame of his neighbor Polanski (Rafal Zawierucha), his friendship with Steve McQueen (Damian Lewis, Homeland), his parties at the Playboy mansion and his stunning wife, that is all that he wants for his life, a life that right now seems to be a bit paused by his difficulty to adapt to the change of times, and his own age.
Cliff, more than his double, officiates as his chauffeur, his confidant and even his master click, he is like his best friend in reality, while overcoming a past that is not very clear and restrains itself before the seduction of the new hippie girls.
In a kind of parallel short films, Tarantino follows the life of Dalton and Cliff, surrounded by facts and real characters that he is ficting as in a maze, it is amazing, we recommend you watch it now to find out why.
While we are following the vicissitudes of this invented pair, the context is real facts, from the appearance of Bruce Lee (Mike Moh), to the Spahn Ranch, an abandoned filming location where the deranged Manson (Damon Herriman) took his followers.
Tarantino plays the whole movie approaching us to witness the 16 stabs that ended Tate's life and his eight months of pregnancy. The tension remains until Quentin rewrites the story. For that it is Hollywood, to create own stories and distort reality everything that personal fantasy desires. It is this twist that keeps the Tarantino seal, with all its black humor and questions about pop culture and incitement to violence, with less bloodshed by the way (although it does). As he has repeated, "I will not submit to the politically correctness to please others."