• Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2002)

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Release Date: November 15th, 2002

DVD Release Date: August 17th, 2004

PG |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

After her husband dies, Alice (Ellen Burstyn) and her son, Tommy, leave their small New Mexico town for California, where Alice hopes to make it as a singer. Money problems force them to settle in Arizona instead, where Alice takes a job as waitress in a small diner. She intends to stay in Arizona just long enough to make the money needed to head back out on the road, but her plans change when she begins to fall for a rancher named David (Kris Kristofferson).

Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Green Bush, Diane Ladd, Lelia Goldoni, Harvey Keitel, Janette Lane Bradbury, Vic Tayback

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Sacrifice, Escape, Moving, 1970s, Touching, Son, Endearing, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Geoff AndrewTime Out

    Bitter-sweet and very charming. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie has been both attacked and defended on feminist grounds, but I think it belongs somewhere outside ideology, maybe in the area of contemporary myth and romance. show more

  • 80
    Kim NewmanEmpire

    Alternating gritty realism and red‑hued fantasy, this is one of those '70s films that wears well, universal in its heart while picking out specifics which are exactly of their time. show more

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Awards

Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1976)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Winner Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1976)
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1976)
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1976)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture