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Alison (2009)

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A 30-something pregnant woman named Alison leaves her husband and moves into a derelict motel, reflecting upon the void between the life she has and the one she really wants.


Paul Schattel



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Credited cast:
Jessica Bachar Jessica Bachar ... Jessica
Tom Chalmers Tom Chalmers
Lauren Fortuna Lauren Fortuna ... Alison
Savanna James Savanna James ... Young girl
David Macdonald David Macdonald ... Rick
David A MacDonald ... Rick
Cody Magouirk Cody Magouirk
Bryan Marshall Bryan Marshall ... Ed
Jessica Tomasin Jessica Tomasin


'Alison' examins the inner world of a pregnant, 30-something woman as she navigates the treacherous waters of self-doubt and self-destruction. Exploring a life at the point of no return - how we shape and are shaped, how the trying and transformational forces inside us and around us can sometimes do us good and sometimes do us harm. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

9 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Asheville, North Carolina, USA

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Production Co:

Harrow Beauty Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Best Feature, Best Director and Best Screenplay for 'Alison' at the 2010 Los Angeles International Film Festival. See more »

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Understated but moving
16 March 2011 | by obinghamSee all my reviews

I saw 'Alison' at its premiere at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, and was immediately taken by several things -- it's thoughtful pacing, its incredible cinematography, and its emotional performance by Lauren Fortuna as the main character. There were lots of long takes, which I find refreshing in this age of quick edits, and it really allowed the performers to stretch out and use their gifts to pull you in. The story is fairly minimalist -- a pregnant lady leaves her husband and deals with the fallout -- but the way the director staged the movie and the way the cast made it work helped it rise to a level of involvement not usually seen in micro-budget films. Quiet and understated, 'Alison' asks you to really pay attention and actually become involved in the story. It's almost like a foreign film in its intelligence and its pacing (which some might find a bit slow). But its very well done, and I look forward to seeing Fortuna in her next movie.

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