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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore


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  Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore  Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
8.29 /10
 
Starring
Ellen Bursten , Alfred Lutter , Kris Kristofferson
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Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Written by: Robert Getchell

 
 
 
Released: 1975
   
Genre: DRAMA
UNDERRATED
ROMANCE
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 112
 
 


 
Widow (Ellen Bursten) and young son (Alfred Lutter) go in search of love and happiness.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Robert Getchell's lightweight story with feminist overtones but a soppy ending is given a hefty dose of realism by Scorsese's tough direction and a realistically nasty performance by Harvey Keitel. A young Jodie Foster makes an impact as the boyish girl who befriends the son, and Ellen Burstyn deserved her Oscar. It's an odd mixture of 70s road movie and 40s weepie, but it has a lot of charm.


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