Three women, sisters Daisy and Kat and their friend Jojo, work at a pizza parlor in the town of Mystic, Connecticut, the summer after their high-school graduation and before they go their separate ways. JoJo wants to stay in Mystic and take over the pizza parlor someday but is unsure about whether she really wants to marry her high-school sweetheart. Kat is headed for Yale, but stops to have an affair with an older architect whose child she babysits, while her sister Daisy has visions of marrying a rich man and moving up in the world.
Donald Petrie - American director, MYSTIC PIZZA/JUST MY LUCK
William R. Moses - American TV/Film Actor
Annabeth Gish - American Actress
Conchata Ferrell - American actress, TWO AND A HALF MEN
Julia Roberts - Oscar-winning American actress, ERIN BROCKOVICH
Matt Damon - American actor, screenwriter, GOOD WILL HUNTING (1997)
Adam Storke - American Actor
Vincent D'Onofrio - American actor
Vincent Philip D'Onofrio - American actor
Lili Taylor - American actress
Feature film debut for director Donald Petrie. Filmed in Mystic, Stonington, Groton, Noank, and Hartford Connecticut; and in Rhode Island. Filming began October 12, 1987. Color by DuArt; sound in Ultra-Stereo. Premiered in Mystic October 17, 1988. Released in USA October 21, 1988. Released on video April 5, 1989. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Censors. Reviewed in New York Times October 21, 1988, and in Monthly Film Bulletin January, 1990.
"...Filled with heart and humor....[Roberts is] lively and beautiful..." - 10/21/1988 New York Times, p.C20
"...Gish is subtle, Taylor goofy and mercurial. Best of them is Julia Roberts....[She] shows a priceless movie quality: a real sense of danger and unpredictability..." - 10/21/1988 Los Angeles Times, p.C6
3 stars out of 5 -- "[Julia Roberts'] role as a waitress with big dreams an an even bigger heart set her on the road to PRETTY WOMAN superstardom." - 04/01/2013 Total Film