Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

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(out of 5)


is fantastic as a woman whose life is torn apart when her neglectful husband dies and she is left with nothing to take care of her fast-growing son (). The two find themselves on a road trip across the country to Tucson where she plans to start all over again, but not before various stops along the way keep them from achieving their goal too soon. is brilliant as Flo, the nasty-mouthed waitress at the diner where Alice gets a job to stay afloat. Look for little eating an ice cream cone at the diner counter, and a twelve year-old as a precocious little thief who hilariously refers to her prostitute mother as “Ramada Rose”. Excellent stuff, and the basis for the popular television series Alice.


USA, 1974

Directed by

Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by


Academy Awards:  1974

Cannes Film Festival Awards:  1975

Golden Globe Awards:  1974

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