What Alice Found

Critics Consensus

A modest, nicely acted road movie.

68%

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Total Count: 38

50%

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A naïve woman is lured into the world's oldest profession in this independent drama. Alice (Emily Grace) is a woman in her early twenties who still isn't sure what she wants to do with her life; unhappy at home with her mother and dissatisfied with her job, one day Alice decides to drop everything and move to Florida, where a close friend is studying marine biology. En route, Alice's car breaks down, and she's picked up by a friendly middle-aged couple in a large and comfortable RV, Sandra (Judith Ivey) and Bill (Bill Raymond). Alice takes an immediate liking to Sandra, who seems like the sort of mother she always wished she had: warm, funny, and nurturing. After a few days of traveling with Sandra and Bill, Alice discovers to her surprise that Sandra makes her living as a prostitute, while Sandra suggests to Alice that there are a lot worse ways to pay the bills. Sandra and Bill offer to set Alice up in the business and act as her "agents" in exchange for 25 percent of her earnings, and soon Alice is "entertaining" truck drivers for 200 dollars an hour. Alice not only gives her new benefactors a quarter of her earnings, but trusts them with holding on to her savings, a decision Alice lives to regret.

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Critic Reviews for What Alice Found

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Audience Reviews for What Alice Found

  • May 12, 2011
    Waaaay underated! What Alice Found was a suprisingly great movie.After reading the movie description, I really was expecting a suspense film or something but it wasn't.It was something better then what I was thinking.I would say more but I don't want to spoil it but I will tell you, If you get a chance to watch What Alice Found, Watch it & hopefully you'll like it as much as I did
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 25, 2011
    Ultra low-budget yet effective road movie as Alice, an awkward "New Hampshah" teenager, travels to Florida with a seemingly normal Southern couple near their fifties. Except she comes to discover this 'normal' couple actually moonlights as mom & pop truck-stop hookers. Alice is running from her own troubles, and running low on money... Often low-key and matter-of-fact with a distinctly unglamorous depiction of sex and an astute understanding of youthful minds. There were contrivances at a couple key turning points but nothing near a deal-breaker. I really liked how they alluded to the title's origin during a phonecall near the end, and the scene that summed up Alice's experiences after a week with this couple when she went to buy cigarettes and handed her I.D. to the cashier: {Peering quizzically} <i>"Is this supposed to be you?" "Of course it's me."</i> {Shrugs, handing her I.D. back}<i> "If you say so."</i>
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 23, 2011
    What a nice surprise! I had my doubts that a low budget film about a lot lizard would be good, but I found this is an interesting movie. Good acting, and a good setting, made all the more real by the low budget filming. It is not slick, or insulting. Just a very nice character study. Very decent little Indie flick.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 09, 2010
    A gritty tale of a young woman who makes a series of bad choices and discovers that what she was running from wasn't as bad as she thought. The story is a bit predictable, the accents are phony, and the cinematography is low-budget all the way, but there is some gold here anyway. The characters are well drawn and the interaction amongst the husband (Bill Raymond) and wife (Emily Grace) truck stop team and the young girl (Judith Ivey) they befriend is actually somewhat nuanced. The lure of easy money proves capable of breaking down Alice's resistance and provides the means by which she eventually grows up. Not a deep, psychological study, just an entertaining, small, unpolished gem.
    Mark A Super Reviewer

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