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Plot, Details & Awards

Alice

(2001)
PG-13 In Theaters 06/1/2001 , 106min.
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Plot & Details

Woody Allen's character study of a well-kept, upscale Manhattan woman (Mia Farrow) takes the title character on a journey through a Wonderland of her own making, in which she learns some truths about herself, her relationships, and the universe in general. Alice leads a comfortable life, except for some nagging aches and pains, but when she visits the mysterious Dr. Yang (Keye Luke), he discovers that what really ails Alice is her own lack of true human experience. Alice has been married for sixteen years to Doug (William Hurt), an emotionally detached stockbroker, and she lives a perfectly maintained life in a perfectly maintained apartment, with a pair of children and the requisite support staff. All that changes when a chance meeting with a neighbor (Joe Mantegna) leads Alice to consider an affair. Dr. Yang, seizing the opportunity, gives Alice herbal potions that make her both invisible and seductive, allowing her to free herself from her inhibitions. Plunging into her new fantasy world, Alice ultimately comes to terms with her family, her husband, and her life.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1990 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Woody Allen Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1990 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Mia Farrow Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1990 National Board of Review Best Actress Mia Farrow Won

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