Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Paul Mazursky's 1969 satire of sexual freedom caused great controversy at the time of its release. Bob (Robert Culp) and Carol (Natalie Wood) are a married couple who consider themselves more hip and free-thinking than their uptight friends Ted (Elliott Gould) and Alice (Dyan Cannon). Bob and Carol visit a Southern California institute to expand their sexual horizons and come back even more liberated than before, indulging in free love and trying to bring Ted and Alice around to their way of thinking. Before long, at the behest of the formerly conservative Alice, the foursome are in bed… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

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"The genius of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice is that it understands the peculiar nature of the moral crisis for Americans in this age group, and understands that the way to consider it is in a comedy."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Like most zeitgeist movies, Paul Mazursky's comedy about mate-swapping quickly became outdated, but it's well acted (by Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon) and serves as a sociological document to the shifting sexual mores of the late 1960s."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Mazursky was lucky to get four such excellent performers working on his project, for the movie lives and dies based on their ability to quietly suggest the inner workings of a human mind."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Oh so hip then.Oh so dull now."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Benignly erected on knowing observation and flossy anecdote, Mazursky's cultural mood-ring merrily mingles mod flash with Old Hollywood"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
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