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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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Comedy | Romance

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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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The film cast includes one Oscar winner: William Hurt; and five Oscar nominees: Alec Baldwin, June Squibb, Judy Davis, Bob Balaban and James Toback. See more »

Goofs

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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Version of Great Performances: Alice in Wonderland (1983) See more »

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Southern Comfort
(1949)
Written by Danny Alguirre (as Danny Alguire), Frank Thomas & Ward Kimball
Performed by Firehouse Five Plus Two (as The Firehouse Five Plus Two)
Courtesy of Contemporary Music and Fantasy, Inc.
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Unexpectedly Charming
30 August 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mia Farrow excels in this unexpectedly charming fable. I think if people happened upon this movie not knowing it was a Woody Allen film, they would be more than pleased with it. Knowing it is Woody, maybe many fans hold it to a higher standard. True, it's not anywhere near being his funniest or greatest film. But I think it is a well-cast, well-shot, well-produced, and even well-written tale. Knowing it's history, I was not expecting to like it nearly as much as I did. But I did, and I look forward to seeing it again. Mia really is underrated as an actress, isn't she?


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