GenreComedy Running time1h 33m WriterMark Christopher LanguageEnglish
Release dateMay 27, 2005 (2005-05-27) AwardsIndependent Spirit Producers Award CastEthan Embry (Matt Firenze), Kylie Sparks (Cara-Ethyl), Julie Hagerty (Darlene) Similar moviesPizza Man (1991), Ethan Embry appears in Pizza and Cant Hardly Wait, Just Looking (1999), Waiting (2005), Sixteen Candles (1984)
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Pizza is a 2005 coming-of-age independent film written and directed by Mark Christopher, filmed in and around Milford, Pennsylvania in 2003. It was screened at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 27, 2005 and had a limited release on January 20, 2006. The region 1 DVD was released on October 24, 2006.
Cara-Ethyl (Kylie Sparks) is an eccentric and sheltered girl on the eve of her eighteenth birthday who desperately dreams of an exciting life. But she's left with her blind, clueless (but well-meaning) mother (Julie Hagerty), a pest of a brother and made-up friends (Cara pretends she has a friend for her mother).
All that is changed when the pizza man, Matt Firenze (Ethan Embry), comes to the door. Soon, Cara persuades Matt to allow her to go with him on his deliveries. As the night progresses, Cara-Ethyl and Matt impart their wisdom and learn from each other, and both are forced to evaluate their lives.