What Alice Found
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Alice (Emily Grace, in her first feature film role) has run away from her small town, New Hampshire home and hit the road, completely unprepared for the future. She has a wad of ill-gotten cash and a semblance of a plan. She's going to Florida, where she'll crash with a friend who goes to college there. Dolphins have always fascinated her, and eventually she hopes she'll somehow find a way to enroll herself in school and study marine biology. After an unpleasant encounter with a couple of lowlifes on the highway, she pulls into a rest stop. As she's getting ready to hit the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An almost constantly surprising coming-of-age film with a dark twist that manages to take the high road with what is well-exploited material."
‑ Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News
"Sweet, suspenseful, funny, poignant -- and adult."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"This amateur film looks more like a TV show than a movie."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Assisted by the harsh immediacy of digital video, writer-director A. Dean Bell puts forth his material with utter objectivity."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"The film's somewhat light-hearted tone is wholly inappropriate in what is, in essence, a story of sexual predators."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"A solid character piece that deftly probes the complicity of both sides in a morally dubious relationship."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Bell forces us to see characters from the proverbial wrong side of the tracks in a distinctly human light, neither ennobling nor pitying."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"What we found is a bleak, but interesting look into a world where the line is blurred between good people and bad. Judith Ivey's performance is the real jewel of the film."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"Candidly unsentimental yet utterly human."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"Ivey delivers a sassy, no-nonsense performance and Grace shows herself a sensitive young actress, but neither overcomes Bell's pretensions or digital-video limitations."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Ivey is fascinating, cooing nonstop in a cozy Southern accent, friendly and accepting, but also observant and oddly unknowable. It's a performance that even gets better on second viewing."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"The movie looks like TV from beginning to end, and accentuates the other major compromise of its meager budget."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"It plays like a walk on the wild side dreamed up in a Starbucks."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
"It neither glamorizes nor demonizes truck-stop whoredom; it merely depicts it, with little of the internal strife that ought to accompany it."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"A fine merging of means, material and ego -- a nicely acted, simple little road movie vacuumed free of any indie scene smugness or self-satisfaction."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
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