Daisy Araujo (Julia Roberts) spends the summer following graduation working at a pizza parlour in her home town, sharing her hopes and dreams with sister Kat (Annabeth Gish) and best friend Jojo (Lili Taylor). Kat is university-bound until she falls for a married man; Jojo is unable to commit to her long-term boyfriend despite his urging her to marry him; while Daisy's plans are put on hold when she begins a relationship with Charles, a boy from the rich side of the tracks. Together the three of them try to sort out their problems.
A sweet and sassy comedy about the bonds of sisterhood, Mystic Pizza
offers the opportunity to see some solid young actresses early in their careers. Three sisters of blue-collar Portuguese descent work in a pizzeria in the coastal town of Mystic, Connecticut. Each has her own unique romantic entanglements. One is the fast girl in town (Julia Roberts) who falls for a rich kid but wonders if she'll ever be accepted; one is the lifelong local girl (Lili Taylor) in love with her fisherman boyfriend (Vincent D'Onofrio) but scared of what marriage will do to their sex lives; and the youngest sister (Annabeth Gish) dreams of going to Yale but during a summer of babysitting has an affair with a married man. Through it all each sister depends on the others regardless of the complications. It's the alluring charm of the three disparate leads that makes Mystic Pizza
the delightful experience it is. --Robert Lane, Amazon.com