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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




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

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

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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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Coming of age story in the 70's of a girl who wants to be a serious dancer but is distracted by her parents' breakup and the pressure of friends to have sex.
1 January 2017 | by rosenberg-drewSee all my reviews

This film is an homage to Judi Blume, who wrote books specifically for teen-age girls, battling with the issues of losing their virginity, what it was supposed to mean to them, finding their own passions in life and dealing with family issues. Judi's books were extremely comforting and refreshing to me, in comparison to all the myths I had been raised on in terms of first time sex, love and passion. Judi taught me that nothing is clean and simple and there are always choices to make. In the end the message is to "follow your heart", let others make their own mistakes, and see where this will lead you. Life will throw you a lot of curve balls and disappointments, but if you follow your passions you can stay the course.

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Release Date:

9 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex and a Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dog Films Inc. See more »
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