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Go Ask Alice (1972)

Go Ask Alice





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"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.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Ellen M. Violett
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 18, 2006
American Broadcasting Company

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Critic Reviews for Go Ask Alice

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Yeah, go ask Alice to send us a better movie.

Full Review… | June 25, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Go Ask Alice

Nothing too special about this film or anything that is memorable. The storyline is average with a bad ending

erik delgado

I Loved the book .. The movie Is A good Account of the book But The acting was ?? This is a movie Every parent should own .. Or The book .. The facts of life And Abuse Of Drugs Is allways Something to share with kids Before they get to bad off .. Another book I Hope They make into a movie Is
(A Child Called it ) .... Im Glad This has found its way to DVD*

angel marth

GO ASK ALICE - I know, I know...I was on a nostalga trip this week and here's another gem. The movie, like the book, chronicles the BAD TRIP of ALICE, a lonely teen turned on to pills mostly Speed and Downers [AKA Bennies]. She goes from a clean cut kid to a runaway prostitute back to a good kid to...Dead. The acting leaves a little to be desired but the book is still in print today, listing #23 of the top 100 teen books of all time. The soundtrack highlighting some good tracks from the late '60's and early '70's is the highlight of GO ASK ALICE, but it was still a fun trip down memory lane.

kim whitman

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