He can deliver my pizza anytime

Erik and I were looking for something fun to watch but nothing too over-the-top. I wasn’t in the mood for anything too serious or too stupid at the time (I can thank good ol TOM for that). So due to the fact I accidentally had a movie we’d already seen the week before come through Netflix and the CSI dvd we got had only 1 episode we hadn’t seen already so it was On Demand for the night. None of the New Releases really grabbed us and I saw there was a section for IFC (Independent Film Channel) section, I knew that was where we were going to find that gold nugget.

That’s when I came across the movie Pizza, once I saw Ethan Embry was in it I was set for the night. If you didn’t realize it already Ethan was my die-hard crush from about 8th grade to 9th I think. I watched all his movies over and over, I wrote him letters, I swooned over pictures and I imagined how we’d meet one day and fall in love. While I don’t spend my free time writing stories of our love story anymore when I see him I get a little bit of a thrill, like I’m a teenager for that moment again. So now we had a movie that was an independent film and it starred Ethan Embry, how can I lose?

The movie was about an unpopular girl celebrating her 18th birthday by having a party with her mom that nobody showed up for. Just when she thinks her birthday is going to be pathetic Matt the “pizza boy” shows up and he takes her out for the night of her life. Cara-Ethyl and Matt have a very sweet chemistry with just enough of that real kind of awkward tension to make it feel real. I couldn’t help but be brought back to the feeling of being a lonely teenager waiting for life to really begin and the agony to end.

Sadly the movie is not on Netflix so if you want to see it I’m not sure how to find it but if you ever do come across it I recommend checking it out. We found it on On Demand but I’d like to believe eventually this movie will leak out. Nothing is better than a sweet coming-of-age dramedy with a very sexy pizza delivery guy 😉


  1. Blueyes

    April 26, 2006 at 7:56 am

    For the life of me I can’t think of any movie that I’ve seen him in on the mainstream but I know I’ve seen him in something. He’s got that boyish charm look going for him but give me Patrick Dempsey any day. He finally looks like a grown up now in Greys Anatomy and I love those old films he did back in the 80s.

  2. Robin

    April 26, 2006 at 8:48 am

    Ethan was in Empire Records and the movie Dutch when he was young. He was in Sweet Home Alabama but that was only a couple years ago. Oh he was also in Can’t Hardly Wait, the main character.

  3. Blueyes

    April 26, 2006 at 9:15 am

    That’s it Can’t Hardly Wait, I ended up seeing that at some godly hour of the morning I think when I couldn’t sleep.

  4. Robin

    April 26, 2006 at 9:18 am

    Very cute movie, that movie would have sent me into a heart attack or something if I’d seen it when I was 14.

  5. Janet

    July 17, 2006 at 11:35 am

    I don’t know how old you are, but my crush for Ethan started in eighth grade, too. It all began with Dutch and just escalated from there. I’m 29 now and still have a sore spot for him.

    I have yet to see Pizza, but of course, I’m dying to order in.:)

  6. Robin

    July 17, 2006 at 11:38 am

    Hi Janet :wave: – Ok that was weird, reading what you said I thought it was me writing it. I had to double check it was someone else’s comment and not an old one of mine or something. I’m 28 and my crush for him started in middle school. I was so in love with him he’s almost like my first boyfriend. You MUST see Pizza but I think it’s hard to find.

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