Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.
"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.
Looking for more opinions?
Check out our Featured Movie Reviews for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
Journal/Blog - The Marquee - Movie Links - News and Events - Now Showing - Reader Reviews
Customize - VIP Service
|The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a service of SVJ Designs LLC. All graphics, layout, and structure of this service (unless otherwise specified) are Copyright © 1995-2015, SVJ Designs. The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a trademark of SVJ Designs. All rights reserved.|
'ACADEMY AWARDS®' and 'OSCAR®' are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.