October Flick: Mystic Pizza

'Discover a movie which hits home about love, friendship, dreams and life. A movie that you'll be talking about long afterwards. Experience something special, something romantic, something honest.'--Reads the tagline from 'Mystic Pizza'.

This month we're taking a trip back to the 80's. 1988 to be exact, with the movie 'Mystic Pizza'. The film, starring Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor, and an introduction of the actress who would come to be known as "America's sweetheart": Julia Roberts, quietly captured a place in the heart of a generation with its tender, funny, and at times, heartbreaking coming-of-age tale.

On this journey we get to know two sisters, Kat and Daisy along with Jojo as they navigate their way through the trials and triumphs of friendship, first love, heartbreak and growing up...

While the residents of their small Connecticut town, Mystic, are becoming increasingly mystified by the irresistible pizza served up at the parlor where the three girls work, they discover that finding out who they are can be just as bewildering.

Many of us remember seeing this movie for the first time.

Break out the aqua net. Don your best neon. And bring your appetite. We're heading back to Mystic for "A slice of Heaven."

How will YOU mystify? With lots of mozzarella and roasted vegetables, Maybe even fruit. Or something unexpected, like f*%king lobster. Don't be afraid to get creative. Or stay true to a classic favorite. The possibilities are endless.

Send your entries for October's Flick: 'Mystic Pizza' between Now and October 31st to IgobyRee at aol dot com to be included in our delicious roundup.

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Recipes inspired by Chocolat #FoodnFlix September 2010
Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilité - Tranquility. If you lived in this village, you understood what was expected of you. You knew your place in the scheme of things. And if you happened to forget, someone would help remind you. In this village, if you saw something you weren't supposed to see, you learned to look the other way. If perchance your hopes had been disappointed, you learned never to ask for more. So through good times and bad, famine and feast, the villagers held fast to their traditions. Until, one winter day, a sly wind blew in from the North...

I've been entranced by this magical, food-laden, sensual film since the first time I layed eyes on it!  If I remember right, I saw it on Valentine's Day...many, many years ago...when it first came out in theaters.  With the hubs.  Before he was the hubs.  I've owned it for many years on dvd, as well...and pull it out every six months or so to be transported to that tranquil little village that gets turned upside down...shaken up...and lands right back on its feet...better for the ware!  I was glad to see so many people join in our first pick here at Food 'n Flix...most of whom already held a special place in their movie stack for their own copy...and a few who watched it for the first time!!  So, without further ado...let's check out what Chocolat inspired in everybody this month...