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Alex in Wonderland (1970)

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Bohemian Alex Morrison has just finished directing his first feature length movie. In its previews, the movie is considered a critical, artistic and surefire commercial success. As such, ... See full summary »

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Paul Mazursky
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Alex Morrison
Ellen Burstyn ... Beth Morrison
Meg Mazursky Meg Mazursky ... Amy
Glenna Sergent Glenna Sergent ... Nancy (as Glenna Sargent)
Viola Spolin Viola Spolin ... Mrs. Morrison - Mother
Andre Philippe Andre Philippe ... Andre
Michael Lerner ... Leo
Joan Delaney ... Jane
Neil Burstyn ... Norman
Leon Frederick Leon Frederick ... Lewis
Carol O'Leary Carol O'Leary ... Marlene
Tox Drohar Tox Drohar ... Tox
Sophia Krischer Sophia Krischer ... Sophia
Gene Krischer Gene Krischer ... Gene
Paul Mazursky ... Hal Stern
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Bohemian Alex Morrison has just finished directing his first feature length movie. In its previews, the movie is considered a critical, artistic and surefire commercial success. As such, Alex seemingly has his choice of what his next project will be. Alex has a few thoughts in his mind, such as a biopic of Lenny Bruce, or a movie about a black uprising in Los Angeles. As he makes the rounds both in the Hollywood community and European movie centers for ideas, he fantasizes about movie scenarios of those everyday situations he is in. These fantasies are influenced by his movie idols, some who he meets such as Italian director Federico Fellini and French actress Jeanne Moreau. Concurrently, he is considering what to do about his personal life. He, his wife Beth and their two daughters live a middle class lifestyle. He is wondering whether it makes sense to "move up", which means that movie making not only has to achieve his main purpose of saying something meaningful, but also has to be... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The first time Ellen Burstyn was cast as Ellen Burstyn instead of Ellen McCrea or Ellen MacCrea. See more »

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When looking at house for sale, boom mic shadow appears below kitchen sink. See more »

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References I Vitelloni (1953) See more »

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Over the Rainbow
Words by E.Y. Harburg
Music by Harold Arlen
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it's that simple: great movie

Alex in Wonderland is a great movie. As usual there are users on IMDb who are dissing this movie, telling: ooh, this is the worst D. Sutherland movie, it's so boring, this is not actually a movie (sic!)more short scenes bla bla bla...that's normal. They have a different taste, they've expected something else, who knows....some familiar people were dissing lot of other great directors, you know the ones which were categorized as unconventional, as if movies should been made conventional and well structured including dramaturgish suspense romance and being thrilling also and having "well written screenplayed executived characters"...or: they're knowledge in movies could fill a regular bean halfway....

Alex in Wonderland is a near to life movie. I've found myself in some scenes or better, my thoughts. D. Sutherland is bombing in his role playing really deep. He is a long-haired, bearded, free -soul director, who's trying to find a subject for his next movie...and then a lot of funny & strange things are taking place...(what a plot description)

It's a movie for your brain & eyes, it's colorful and chilling and warm and intimate and surreal and sad...and it also leaves room for your own thoughts.

For all you cine-dudes and D. Sutherland fans give this gem a try. (You can also catch it on TCM)

And don't give this dumb user any importance who was saying "And what's with the "pedofile" scene at the beginning of the movie"...What a jerking doh-doh! In this particularly scene Alex Morrison takes a bath with his child. Which loving father or mother on this holy earth wouldn't take a bath with their own beloved child...If you call that a "pedofile" scene, then there is no hope for you fella, you're just sick & rotten....you're head is empty.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1971 (Australia) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$290,772
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Mono

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Color (Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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