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A spoiled Manhattan housewife re-evaluates her life after visiting a Chinatown healer.

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Joe
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Alice
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Doug
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Hilda
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Monica
Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow ...
Kate
Matthew H. Williamson ...
Dennis (as Matt Williamson)
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Billy Taylor ...
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Helen
Michael-Vaughn Sullivan ...
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Nina
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Penny
Gina Gallagher ...
Joe's Daughter
Patience Moore ...
School Teacher
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Storyline

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. Written by Carl Seiler <lcs9549@tamsun.tamu.edu>

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A younger man and a bolder woman


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10 January 1991 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Alice - Apisti i apatimeni?  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,331,647 (USA)
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First cinema film of June Squibb. See more »

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When Thelonious Monk's version of "Darn That Dream" appears on the soundtrack, the LP sleeve of "Monk's Dream" is shown, implying that Alice and Joe are listening to it. However the tune is not featured on that album. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Doug: Hey, where are you now?
Alice: Nowhere.
Doug: It's late, I have to go.
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Soundtracks

Moonglow
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Music by Will Hudson & Irving Mills
Lyrics by Edgar De Lange (as Eddie DeLange)
Performed by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra (as Artie Shaw & His Orchestra)
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Willing to suspend disbelief
19 May 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alice (9 out of 10)

Woody took my disbelief and suspended it high above Manhattan, so I could peer down upon Mia's Chinese-herb-aided exploration of infidelity, family and Catholicism.

Allen here is clearly more in touch with both yin and yang than Kubrick in Eyes Wide Shut. A dream, not a nightmare; a trail, not a train track.


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