Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.
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
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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 »
Woody Allen's "alice" is one of my favorite comedies. Woody Allen has a great way of using his own theatrical language to show his view of the human psychic. The movie is full of refreshing originality and great Text. Woody Allen Prooves himself here as a true artist and a true master in writing scripts, and of course great dialogs. The cast is amazing and Mia Farrow plays a convincing and powerful role. The movie stands in the thin line between realistic and magical, Beetwin story and Fairytale. Woody did this touch of fantasy with much skill, as a writer and as a Director. The storytelling style touches Shakespeare.
I personally think this movie is one of Woody Allen's greatest pieces along with "The Purple Rose Of Cairo" and "Great Aphrodite". This movie is definitely a Must-See if you Enjoy real Intelligent Original Comedies, great storytelling and genius writing.
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