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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
8.29 /10
Ellen Bursten , Alfred Lutter , Kris Kristofferson
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Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Written by: Robert Getchell

Released: 1975
Genre: DRAMA
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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