The movie presents a narrow view of the Hollywood scene, just two and a half days during the week of August 3, 1969. He-who-shall-not-be-named and his cult of bloodthirsty acolytes cast a twitchy pall over the candy-colored dreamscape of Hullaballoo Hollywood delivering the grit expected of every Quintan Tarantino film. Gratuitous violence was born on August 8 & 9, 1969, and continues to breed like a cancer in America's psyche.
The relationship between fading actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth presents the battle hardened buddy concept pretty well. Each man is a pro and clings to years of experience which bring them enough work to pay the bills. Dalton more than Booth critically examine all of the mistakes and wrong turns they made to end up on this dead end road leading to nowhere jobs in Italy and back to guest appearances on a few TV shows. In the short time frame of this movie, Dalton meets an 8 year old, "Little House on the Prairie" actress who is so amazing and wise, Dalton is moved to tears when she compliments his acting. The movie is full of well-placed cameo performances that bring vivid color and spice to what could be a really grimy and dark tale.
The casting and acting is terrific. OUT in Hollywood has a surprising ending which propels us further down the road of Tarantino's meticulous creation of a fantastic town of good and evil with a heavy wallop of evil.