Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
"Consider the possibilities," read the ads for Paul Mazursky's 1969 satirical comedy about what happens when the sexual revolution hits affluent bourgeois life. After a weekend of "beautiful" emotional honesty at an Esalen-type retreat, married wannabe hipsters Bob (Robert Culp) and Carol (Natalie Wood) return to their well-heeled Los Angeles life determined to apply the principles of free love and complete openness to their marriage. To the respective curiosity and repulsion of their married best friends, Ted (Elliott Gould) and Alice (Dyan Cannon), Bob and Carol have… 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"Like most zeitgeist movies, Paul Mazursky's comedy about mate-swapping quickly became outdated, but it's well acted (by Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon) and serves as a sociological document to the shifting sexual mores of the late 1960s."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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