Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Although the ending is a bit of a cop out from a feminist point of view, Scorsese's warm and witty blending of the road movie with the conventions of the women's weepie is a delight. Burstyn is excellent as the eponymous heroine who, following the death of a husband she barely loved, sets off for the Monterey of her childhood with hopes of reviving her abandoned singing career. Her encounters, and those of her precociously witty 12-year old son, are observed with great generosity and a raw realism, while Scorsese typically makes wonderful use of music to underline character and situation. Bitter-sweet and very charming.


Release details

112 mins

Cast and crew

Martin Scorsese
Robert Getchell
Ellen Burstyn
Martin Scorsese
Billy 'Green' Bush
Harvey Keitel
Kris Kristofferson
Jodie Foster
Diane Ladd
Alfred Lutter
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