Fucky Film Review!

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Posted by Web Manager on June 20, 2009

Martin Scorsese 1974

I liked this but it’s hard to say why. It’s more Ellen Burstyn’s movie than Martin Scorcese, which makes sense – not just in terms of how the film got made and where each of them were in their respective careers, but also in terms of the movie itself. If it was to be directed by a man, it needed to be done with a very soft touch.  The story, when seen in 2009, feels a little dated, forced, or naive – none of which was probably true of it in 1974 – but despite this, the spirit of the film is what keeps it accessible and interesting.  Alice, as it turns out, is a timeless character that people of both sexes can identify with.


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