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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1975

From Amazon: Having scored a critical triumph with Mean Streets, Martin Scorsese accepted Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore as his first big-studio assignment, proving his versatility and further advancing his promising career. Hot off The Exorcist with her choice of projects at Warner Brothers, Ellen Burstyn sought a hot young talent (Scorsese was recommended by Francis Coppola) to direct Robert Getchell's fine, sensitive screenplay about Alice Wyatt, a newly-widowed 35-year-old lounge singer with a bratty 12-year-old son (Alfred Lutter) and a very uncertain future. Her pursuit of broken dreams lands her a waitressing job in an...

Directed By:
Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese
Written By:
No image existsRobert Getchell
No image existsEllen Burstyn
Kris KristoffersonKris Kristofferson
No image existsDiane Ladd
No image existsJodie Foster
No image existsHarvey Keitel
No image existsVic Tayback
No image existsBilly Green Bush

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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Movie Review by AJ (4/14/2006)

Oh boy. What a mess. Scorsese's direction is jarring and distracting, and doesn't fit the film at all. While it's true that he sometimes manages to capture Ellen Burstyn's raw emotion, most of the time is just comes across as sloppy and far too simple-minded. There are no layers to Burstyn's title character, and though the...

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