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Alice Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mia Farrow, Joe Mantegna, William Hurt, Keye Luke, Judy Davis, Cybill Shepherd, Alec Baldwin, Bernadette Peters, James Toback

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ALICE is a movie written and directed by Woody Allen in 1990. Woody Allen was nominated for the Academy awards in the Best Screenplay directly written for the Screen category.

Alice and Doug are wealthy New-Yorkers living a very self-centered life of social schedules and empty occupations. Suffering from a backache, Alice pays a visit to the famous Dr. Yang who, after having hypnotized Alice, finds out that the cause of the suffering is psychological. It is caused by the shock produced by Alice's catholic education and her longing for some diversity in her life. Dr. Yang gives Alice some herbs that produce strange effects such as invisibility ot the ability to talk with the ghost of her first love. She also loses her inhibitions while seducing Joe Mantegna, a saxophonist, with whom she begins a love affair. She discovers that her husband Doug is cheating on her for years and decides to leave him for Joe Mantegna.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Druggie/drunk problems?    -   drugs Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   40's-50's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -    Invisibility    -   can fly Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing

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