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Alex in Wonder (2001)

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


Drew Ann Rosenberg

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Gots ... Alex
Robert Hays ... Dan
Ellen Greene ... Clarice
Sean Flynn ... Scott
Danny Masterson ... Patrick
Alison Lohman ... Camelia
Soleil Moon Frye ... Alissa
Lisa Brenner ... Jan
Geneviève Bujold ... Natalie
Mary Kay Wulf Mary Kay Wulf ... Mira
Tom Wright ... Sebastian
Ivo Cutzarida ... Armand
Lynnda Ferguson Lynnda Ferguson ... Mrs. Jameson
John Walcutt ... Mr. Jameson
Ryan Freeman ... Jack


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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






Release Date:

9 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex and a Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dog Films Inc. See more »
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Did You Know?


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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Many reasons to like this film
11 March 2010 | by deeron2kSee all my reviews

Have seen this film at least twice and enjoyed it every time, for lots of little (and a few big) reasons...

Many great actors assembled for it, and in intriguing roles: Alison Lohman pre-fame, Soleil Moon Frye in a rare appearance, character actor David Dukes's last film, Danny Masterson playing against his usual slacker/stoner typecasting (as a jock), Oscar nominee Genevieve Bujold, Robert Hays, Ron Jeremy, on & on... Many of the lesser-knowns give outstanding performances here too including the child roles and star Angela Gots, multi-talented & beautiful. The biggest surprise for me since isn't Lohman's ascent but Gots' lack of one yet tho i'm sure it's imminent.

Great production quality for an indie and a well-told story. I read another review that complimented the absence here of high school clichés found in most Hollywood depictions and must agree. There's a refreshing reality to the film that's hard to find in today's commodified, corporatized movies.

Highly recommend this film to fans of well-told stories and fine acting in films the mainstream doesn't make room for anymore. It's what quality cinema is all about.

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