Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
January 13, 2023 7:16 AM - Subscribe

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).

Also starring Alfred Lutter, Harvey Keitel, Diane Ladd, Lelia Goldoni, Jodie Foster, Valerie Curtin, Vic Tayback, Murray Moston, Ola Moore, Laura Dern.

Directed by Martin Scorsese. Written by Robert Getchell.

89% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Showtime. Also available for digital rental. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Likely to remain the only Martin Scorsese film ever turned into a CBS sitcom. "Kiss my grits!"
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:17 AM on January 13 [6 favorites]

DOT - since you seem to be on a Scorcese kick, can I put in a request for his biopic of George Harrison?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:20 AM on January 13

Sorry, I'm an idiot! Thanks!
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:16 AM on January 13

No worries! Shout out to growabrain for posting that one.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:31 AM on January 13

Just saw it for the first time a few years ago. The funny thing is that it basically has the plot of a Hallmark movie.
posted by octothorpe at 7:11 AM on January 14

I grew up watching the TV show without seeing the film until college. The gruesome end of her husband at the beginning of the film certainly is a choice.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 11:38 AM on January 14

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