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"Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" is a wonderful film by director Martin Scorsrse. Ellen Burstyn won an Oscar for her perormance as a housewife who must hit the road with her son after the death of her husband. She wanted to be a singer and willing to do anything to get it. when she stop in Tucson, she got a waitness job at a run-down restraunt being run by Mel (Vic Tayback, who reprise his role for the television series "Alice.")
If you have seen the comedy series and would like to watch the film version for the first time, one word of warning. This film is not a comedy. It's a drama. So keep in mind if you do see this movie. Kris Kristofferson is great as Alices' love intrest. Diane Ladd plays the mouthy flo, (She later joined the TV series), and Valerie Curtain plays the shy Vera. An uncredit cameo was made by Laura Dern as a girl who is eating a banana split. Don't blink or you'll miss her.
The movie opens in a "Wizard Of Oz" like setting. I like that scene. "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" is a must see. A true cinematic work of art from the 1970's.
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