Alice lebt hier nicht mehr (1974)

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Alice lebt hier nicht mehr: Directed by Martin Scorsese. With Mia Bendixsen, Ellen Burstyn, Alfred Lutter III, Billy Green Bush. A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.

“For those of you who thought Martin Scorsese only made gangster movies, hereu0026#39;s a real surprise: not only did he make a housewife melodrama somewhere in the seventies, but he made the best one around for miles. Ellen Burstyn is fantastic as middle-aging wife and mother Alice, whose life is torn apart when her neglectful husband is killed in a car accident and she is left with nothing to take care of her fast growing son (Alfred Lutter III). 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 (Polly Holliday made a name for herself playing the role on the hit television show u0026quot;Aliceu0026quot; that was based on this film). 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 u0026quot;Ramada Roseu0026quot;. Excellent stuff.”


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