Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB
USA, 1985. The Geffen Company, Double Play. Screenplay by Joseph Minion. Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus. Produced by Robert F. Colesberry, Griffin Dunne, Amy Robinson. Music by Howard Shore. Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend. Costume Design by Rita Ryack. Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.
Alice In Wonderland gets quite a curious interpretation in this wonderful comedy by Martin Scorsese. Griffin Dunne plays a straight-laced New York yuppie who ventures to SoHo late one night to meet up with a beautiful woman (Rosanna Arquette) he met earlier that day. After the evening takes a turn for the less-desired, he tries to go home but for some reason every single way in which he could get back uptown is impossible. Now, stuck downtown in the middle of the night without a friend in the world, his experiences become increasingly strange until the whole thing seems like an utter nightmare. This delightfully quirky film is one of the most original and daring that Scorsese has ever produced.
Cannes Film Festival: Best Director (Martin Scorsese)
Golden Globe Award Nomination: Best Actor-Musical/Comedy (Griffin Dunne)