Plot & Details
"Alice" was the pseudonymous name of the teenaged author who wrote the book upon which this above-average TV movie was based. Jamie Smith-Jackson portrays a shy, slightly overweight high schooler who is so anxious for acceptance that she falls in with the drug crowd. In a methodical, almost casual matter, we see how Alice descends into a nether world of pushers, pimps and prostitution. Perhaps to make the point that this could be the story of any impressionable youth, few of the characters are identified by name: Julie Adams plays "The Mother," William Shatner "The Professor," Andy Griffith "The Priest," and so on. Filmed in a cinema-verite fashion, Go Ask Alice makes excellent use of relatively unfamiliar Los Angeles locations.
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 74min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 11/22/2003
- DVD Release Date: 07/18/2006
- Director(s): John Korty
- Themes: Rape & Sexual Abuse,Managing Parental Relationships [k],Drug Addiction,Prostitutes,Runaways,Peer Pressure [k],Drug/Alcohol Experimentation [k]
- Tone: Bleak,Compassionate,Downbeat,Intimate,Somber
- Keywords: girl, high-school, student, addiction, drugs, peer-pressure, pimp, prostitute/prostitution, shyness, teenagers, youth