Licorice Pizza (2021) Release Info, Review & Trailer

Licorice Pizza (2021) - Soctex
Licorice Pizza (2021) - Soctex
Licorice Pizza (2021) – Soctex

Licorice Pizza is a 2021 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, and Benny Safdie feature in the film.

Licorice Pizza premiered in select cinemas in the United States on November 26, 2021, and will be widely distributed on December 25, 2021. The picture was well-received by reviewers.

Licorice Pizza (2021) Synopsis

In the 1970s, Alana Kane and Gary Valentine grow up, run around, and fall in love in the San Fernando Valley of California.

Licorice Pizza (2021) - Soctex
Licorice Pizza (2021) – Soctex

Licorice Pizza (2021) Movie Info

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Written by Paul Thomas Anderson
Produced by ·         Sara Murphy

·         Adam Somner

·         Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring ·         Alana Haim

·         Cooper Hoffman

·         Sean Penn

·         Tom Waits

·         Bradley Cooper

·         Benny Safdie

Cinematography ·         Paul Thomas Anderson

·         Michael Bauman

Edited by Andy Jurgensen
Music by Jonny Greenwood
·         Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

·         Focus Features

·         Bron Creative

·         Ghoulardi Film Company

Distributed by ·         United Artists Releasing (United States)

·         Universal Pictures (international)

Release date


·         November 26, 2021 (United States)

·         Comedy, Drama, Romance

Running time 133 minutes]

Filming Locations

·         United States,Canada


·         Encino Union – 16900 Ventura Blvd, Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA


Language English
Budget $40 million
Box office $537,798

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Licorice Pizza (2021) Cast

  • Alana Haim as Alana Kane
  • Cooper Hoffman  as Gary Valentine
  • Sean Penn as Jack Holden
  • Tom Waits as Rex Blau
  • Bradley Cooper  as Jon Peters
  • Benny Safdie  as  Joel Wachs
  • Skyler Gisondo as Lance
  • Mary Elizabeth Ellis  as Momma Anita
  • John Michael Higgins  as Jerry Frick,
  • Christine Ebersole as Lucy Doolittle
  • Harriet Sansom Harris as Mary Grady and mother of actors Don Grady and Lani O’Grady
  • Ryan Heffington  as Steve
  • Nate Mann as Brian
  • Joseph Cross as Matthew
  • George DiCaprio as Mr. Jack
  • Ray Chase as  Mitchel Reed
  • Emma Dumont as Brenda
  • Maya Rudolph as Gale
  • John C. Reilly as Fred Gwynne, an actor who portrayed Herman Munster
  • Dan Chariton as Sam Harpoon

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Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead wrote the film’s soundtrack cues. The film’s debut trailer, which was uploaded online on September 27, 2021, used David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” as the soundtrack.

Republic Records will release the official soundtrack. Some of the songs from the movie are included, as well as one of Greenwood’s own compositions.

Licorice Pizza (2021) - Soctex
Licorice Pizza (2021) – Soctex

Licorice Pizza Soundtrack

No. Title Writer(s) Artist(s) Length
1. “July Tree” Irma Jurist, Eve Merriam Nina Simone 2:44
2. “Stumblin’ In” Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn Chris Norman & Suzi Quatro 3:58
3. “Sometimes I’m Happy” Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar Johnny Guarnieri 4:05
4. “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters featuring Vic Schoen & his orchestra 2:42
5. “Blue Sands” Buddy Collette Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette 6:36
6. “But You’re Mine” Sonny Bono Sonny & Cher 3:04
7. “My Ding-a-Ling live at The Fillmore (1967)” Dave Bartholomew Chuck Berry featuring Steve Miller Band 4:38
8. “Peace Frog” Robby Krieger, Jim Morrison The Doors 2:52
9. “Let Me Roll It” Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney Paul McCartney and Wings 4:51
10. “Life On Mars?” David Bowie David Bowie 3:52
11. “Slip Away” William Armstrong, Marcus Daniel, Wilbur Terrell Clarence Carter 2:34
12. “Diamond Girl” Jim Seals, Dash Crofts Seals and Crofts 4:13
13. “Greensleeves”   Mason Williams 2:45
14. “Barabajagal” Donovan Donovan with The Jeff Beck Group, Lesley Duncan, Suzi Quatro and Madeline Bell 3:20
15. “Softly Whispering I Love You” Roger Greenaway, Roger Cook The Congregation 3:02
16. “Licorice Pizza” Jonny Greenwood Jonny Greenwood 3:07
17. “If You Could Read My Mind” Gordon Lightfoot Gordon Lightfoot 3:51
18. “Walk Away” Joe Walsh James Gang 3:35
19. “Lisa, Listen To Me” David Clayton-Thomas, Dick Halligan Blood, Sweat & Tears 2:58
20. “Tomorrow May Not Be Your Day” Taj Mahal Taj Mahal 4:14
Total length: 1:04:01


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On November 26, 2021, the film was released in select cinemas across the United States, followed by a countrywide release on December 25, 2021.

Licorice Pizza (2021) Box Office

On November 26, 2021, Licorice Pizza debuted in four cinemas, including the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. It grossed $142,000 on the first day, $105,000 on the second, and $89,000 on the third, for a total of $335,000 in its first weekend and an average of $83,800 per screen. The audience was stated to be 72 percent male, 66 percent between the ages of 18 and 34, and 70 percent Caucasian, 19 percent Latino and Hispanic, 8% Asian, and 3% Black. Nearly 70% of all moviegoers were also graduates of the college.

Licorice Pizza (2021) Reaction

91 percent of 94 reviews on the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes are favorable, with an average rating of 8.4/10. “Licorice Pizza finds Paul Thomas Anderson moving into a surprisingly comfortable gear – and pulling potentially star-making performances out of his fresh-faced leads,” says the website’s critical consensus. The film received a score of 90 out of 100 from Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, based on 38 reviews, indicating “universal acclaim.” The film had an 87 percent good rating from PostTrak surveyed audiences, with 73 percent stating they would definitely recommend it.

Licorice Pizza Release Dates

Brazil 2021
Japan 2021
Canada 26 November 2021
USA 26 November 2021 (limited)
Denmark 9 December 2021
Norway 10 December 2021
Finland 22 December 2021
Portugal 23 December 2021
USA 25 December 2021
Australia 26 December 2021
Poland 31 December 2021
Belgium 5 January 2022
France 5 January 2022
UK 7 January 2022
Greece 7 January 2022
Ireland 7 January 2022
Lithuania 7 January 2022
Turkey 7 January 2022
Netherlands 13 January 2022
Germany 20 January 2022
Singapore 20 January 2022
Argentina 27 January 2022
Spain 4 February 2022

Also Known As (AKA)

(original title) Licorice Pizza
Australia Licorice Pizza
Canada (English title) Licorice Pizza
Czechia Lékořicová Pizza
Germany Licorice Pizza
Greece Πίτσα Γλυκόριζα
India (English title) Licorice Pizza
India (Hindi title) Licorice Pizza
Indonesia (English title) Licorice Pizza
Italy Licorice Pizza
Lithuania Saldymedžio pica
Russia Лакричная пицца
South Korea 리커리시 피자
United Arab Emirates Licorice Pizza
UK Licorice Pizza
(working title) Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project
(working title) Soggy Bottom

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