• Christian Flemm

    ★★★★ Watched by Christian Flemm 08 Apr, 2014

    I enjoyed this film a lot more than I thought I would. I really want to write more about this film but all I would be saying is that "x" is so relate-able over and over again.

    Even though we shouldn't like Tommy for the most part, we understand why he acts the way he acts. Nonetheless, I still think that Alice and Tommy are perhaps two of the most inseparable characters ever put on film. Regardless of what you…


  • Mychal Stanley

    ★★★½ Watched by Mychal Stanley 04 Apr, 2014

    My expectations of a solid, if staid, melodrama were immediately thrown out the window when the odd WIZARD OF OZ/GONE WITH THE WIND in Academy ratio (eat your heart out, Sam Raimi) opening had young Alice say, "blow it out their ass." What follows is a warm, funny movie full of smartassery and honesty, independence and the need for love. What I'm saying is this movie has a well rounded female character with a son that can't be simply summarized…


  • SLionsCricket

    ★★★★ Watched by SLionsCricket 25 Mar, 2014

    After the utterly terrible and painstakingly bad Mean Streets, Martin Scorsese's follow-up is an utterly charming, beautiful, funny and constantly entertaining romantic comedy. Scorsese's first truly great film, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is constantly entertaining, utterly delightful and packed with excitement and passion by a director who was slowly climbing Hollywood's ladder of the greatest directors. Even without Robert De Niro and the genre of crime, Scorsese creates a true family fun classic.

    Ellen Burstyn is Alice Hyatt, an…


  • Mike P

    ★★★★ Watched by Mike P 26 Mar, 2014

    Mott the Hoople and T.Rex played loud and often? I could be Alice's son.


  • smellsen

    ★★★½ Added by smellsen

    Scorsese? What? Brilliant.


  • Fay Partylikeablonde

    ★★★★★ Watched by Fay Partylikeablonde 15 Mar, 2014

    Life's too short. So are you.


  • Jimmy Jones

    ★★★★ Added by Jimmy Jones

    Very fine Martin Scorcese drama - pure and realistically sentimental, and made before he got too deep into the realm of "mobster director." Ellen Burstyn gives a raw and heartfelt performance as the mother on the road, trying to find somewhere safe and secure for her and her child. Some people may be turned off by Kristofferson, but since I don't know him I don't really care. Great movie, great cinematography, great style. Sometimes less is more.


  • Brian St. Denis

    ★★★★ Watched by Brian St. Denis 18 Feb, 2014

    "Can you turn around please?"
    "So I can get a good look at you."
    "Well, I sing out of my face, not my ass!"


  • Caty Alexandre

    ★★★★ Watched by Caty Alexandre 16 Feb, 2014

    Yes, Martin Scorsese did a housewife melodrama and what a great one! This is a much lighter and fun Scorsese film.

    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is a comedy-drama where we follow Alice's journey to find happiness again. Her husband died and she doesn't know that to do, she has no job and she has a son. She needs to find a job to support both of them, she dreams of being a singer but it will be some barriers…


  • Evan Cogswell

    ★★★★ Watched by Evan Cogswell 10 Feb, 2014

    Scorsese opens this film with a full frame flashback to a California farm in Monterey, built on a set with a red tinted lens, clearly recalling Gone with the Wind, specifically the scene when Scarlett promises to "never be hungry again." A young Alice, reminiscent of Scarlett, stubbornly tells her doll that she is going to be a famous singer, and anyone who doesn't like it can "blow it out their ass."

    The film then cuts to the present day…


  • Beatrice Folque

    ★★★★ Watched by Beatrice Folque 08 Feb, 2014

    'Tommy: Mom, are we in Arizona yet?
    Alice: If you ask me that one more time, I'm gonna beat you to death. Just sit back there and relax and enjoy life, huh?
    Tommy: Life is short.
    Alice: So are you'

    I had fun watching this film , I could see myself and my mom talking about the same stuff!


  • TheCincyKid

    ★★★★★ Added by TheCincyKid

    The movie's teeming with giftedly crafted individual scenes. There are scenes where we take Alice and her voyage completely straight-faced, there are scenes of distressing reality and then there are other scenes, mainly some uproarious parts in the now famous diner where she eventually waits tables.