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Alex in Wonder (2001)

A girl in the 1970s dreams of becoming a ballerina while struggling with the divorce of her kooky parents.

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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 »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Production Co:

Dog Films Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 »

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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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Every Day
Written by Agent Jackson
Performed by Windy Wagner
Courtesy of Secret Road Records
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Enjoyable Coming-to-Age Movie
2 February 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the 70's, Alex Markov (Angela Gots) is raised by her mother Clarice Markov (Ellen Greene) to be a successful ballerina, and in their home there are no mysteries or taboo related to sex, since her father, Dr. Dan Markov (Robert Hays), 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.

"Alex in Wonder" is an enjoyable coming-to-age movie, and the main reason is the débutant Angela Gots. This gorgeous young actress has a magnificent and charismatic performance, giving credibility to her character and making the film work. I believe that most of the viewers will find some level of personal identification with this common story and will certainly appreciate this little gem that deserves to be discovered. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Sexo e a Garota" ("Sex and the Girl")


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