Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB

USA, 1974.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1974.  Golden Globe Awards 1974.  Cannes Film Festival 1975National Board of Review Awards 1975.  

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.  Diane Ladd is brilliant as Flo, the nasty-mouthed waitress at the diner where Alice gets a job to stay afloat. Look for little Laura Dern eating an ice cream cone at the diner counter, and a twelve year-old Jodie Foster 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.

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