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Pizza (2006/IFC)


Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: C     Feature: C+



Writer/director Mark Christopher’s comedy Pizza (2006) is a valiant attempt to do a teen film about the rejection of overweight Cara-Ethyl (Kylie Sparks) who is alone, unhappy and about to turn 18.  She finds a friend in the much older pizza delivery guy Matt (Ethan Embry) who is nicer to her than she is used to and takes her around as they talk about life.


Nothing major develops between them, or in this film, where it deals with her issues and even his to some extent, but allows humor that fails more than succeeds to override any character study.  It could have been a study and still been funny, but the result resorts to the usual obvious sex and body humor that is beyond tired.  Also, the idea of pizza being any part of this is not even used in any way that justifies the tile.  It could have been about delivering prescription drugs and not made a difference.  The two leads are not bad, but this is barely worth a look, in part on how not to do such a project.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image was shot on digital video and has detail, hazing and even color problems throughout.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo sound is a little better, but flat and basically stereo at best with limited music and dialogue just clear enough to hear.  Extras include a making of featurette and mixed feature-length commentary by Christopher and producer Howard Gertler.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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