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Alice (1990)

Original Title : Alice
Director : Woody Allen
Writer : Woody Allen
Genre : Romance
Drama
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Robert Greenhut (I) , Joseph Hartwick , Charles H. Joffe , Jane Read Martin , Thomas A. Reilly , Helen Robin , Jack Rollins (II)
Music : Duke Ellington
Photography : Carlo Di Palma
IMDB ID : 0099012
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Alice (1990) - Woody Allen
 

Starring

Joe Mantegna Joe
Mia Farrow Alice
William Hurt Doug
June Squibb Hilda
Marceline Hugot Monica
Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow Kate
Matt Williamson Dennis
Julie Kavner Decorator
 

Plot

Alice Tate, mother of two, with a marriage of 16 years, finds herself falling for the handsome sax player, Joe. Stricken with a backache, she consults Dr. Yang, an oriental herbalist who realizes that her problems are not related to her back, but in her mind and heart. Dr. Yang's magical herbs give Alice wondrous powers, taking her out of well-established rut.
 

Comments

The Wood-man starts off the '90s in style This was the first Woody Allen film I got to see in the theaters and -- since it has such strong fantasy elements -- it was truly a magical experience.Compared to a film like "Crimes and Misdemeanors" it's a bit of a lightweight, but taken on its own terms "Alice" is an enjoyable portrait of a woman trying to find herself and her spiritual center.And there are plenty of funny moments along the way, which I wouldn't dare spoil for you.All I'll say is watch for Bob Balaban (the dead guy in "Deconstructing Harry") in the party scene late in the film. This film also marked the first time Allen worked with the amazing Judy Davis, who would make more of an impression in "Husbands and Wives" two years later.
 
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