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What Alice Found

1 rating: 3.0
A movie directed by A. Dean Bell

A small town girl meets up with a middle-aged retired couple on the road and soon gets caught up in a world she never imagined.

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Director: A. Dean Bell
1 review about What Alice Found

Engaging

  • Feb 23, 2006
Rating:
+3
"What Alice Found" is one of those flicks that just grabs at you when you're skimming channels for a movie to watch. It stars newcomer Emily Grace as Alice, a young girl fed up with her dull life in New England who decides to run off to Miami, FL to find herself and possibly get a degree in Marine Biology. Along the way, she has car trouble and is "helped" by Bill and Sandra, an older couple who seem to be as sweet as all get out. The duo, especially Sandra, becomes attached to Alice and they basically help her out in any way possible. As the miles pile up on her roadtrip, however, Bill and Sandra take her down the dark road of truck stop prostitution.

Emily Grace does a great job as the gullible young Alice. Judith Ivey, who's probably the only actor in this film that you'll recognize, is wonderful as Sandra. By the end of the film, you don't know whether to hug her or hit her. She's so sugary sweet that she's almost too hard to swallow. However, she gives a great performance. Bill Raymond plays Bill, who comes across as such a nice guy in the beginning of the film but eventually turns into a dirty and dispicable old man.

The story moves along at a solid pace and has a pretty good soundtrack to boot. It's recommended to fans of indie flicks but the average movie-goer should give it a peek.

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