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Alex in Wonder (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  9 March 2001 (USA)
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A girl in the 1970s dreams of becoming a ballerina while struggling with the divorce of her kooky parents.


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Mrs. Jameson
Mr. Jameson


In the 70's, Alex Markov is raised by her mother Clarice Markov to be a successful ballerina, and in their home there are no mysteries or taboo related to sex, since her father, Dr. Dan Markov, openly discusses this subject with his family. When Alex reaches sixteen years old, her parents split while her boyfriend presses her to have sex blurring her dreams and making her confused. With the support of her family and friends, Alex supersedes her problems. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexual content, language, drug use and teen drinking | See all certifications »




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9 March 2001 (USA)  »

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Sex and a Girl  »

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This was the final feature film role for David Dukes, released on March 9, 2001, exactly five months, to the day, after his death on October 9, 2000. See more »


After the scene where Alex gets into a fight with her mother and drives away in her car, she collides with a pick up truck. The pick up truck has a white California license plate. This movie takes place in the 1970s. The white plates didn't come into use until the late 1980s. At the time, all plates were either black or blue. See more »


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My brief review of the film
8 December 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Although in many regards mediocre, the quality of the acting in this film makes it rather decent viewing. It is interesting to watch to see Alison Lohman, whose face is expressive as ever still in a pre success and fame role, but the lead actress, Angela Gots, and the supporting cast, offer some good bits of acting too. Some parts of the cinematography and editing are also rather noteworthy, but it is mainly just the solid acting that keeps it strong, and that it sure does do. This is not an amazing film, with ordinary characters and a story that is hardly exciting, but it is probably worth a look, particularly for fans of Lohman, who plays a character that is actually atypical to her usual innocence for a change.

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