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Alex in Wonderland

This fictional account of the personal and professional travails of a hotshot film director, played by Donald Sutherland, is partly admirable, partly realized, but also partly dull and somewhat deja vu to boot.

With:
Donald Sutherland Ellen Burstyn Meg Mazursky Glenna Sergent Viola Spolin Federico Fellini

This fictional account of the personal and professional travails of a hotshot film director, played by Donald Sutherland, is partly admirable, partly realized, but also partly dull and somewhat deja vu to boot.

Sutherland is brought to a big studio after what must be presumed to be the sort of flop d’estime that has uncovered many a real-life counterpart. With wife, played superbly by Ellen Burstyn, and children, Meg Mazursky and Glenna Sargent, Sutherland attempts to retain his integrity amid the trappings of fame and too-expensive Beverly Hills living accommodations.

Shortly into the film, however, Sutherland’s character becomes as secondary as the various vignettes become all-too-overpowering. Perhaps Sutherland’s man never had much to begin with.

Alex in Wonderland

Production: M-G-M. Director Paul Mazursky; Producer Larry Tucker; Writer Paul Mazursky; Camera Laszlo Kovacs Editor Stuart H. Pappe; Music Tom O'Horgan Art Pato Guzman

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 110 MIN.

With: Donald Sutherland Ellen Burstyn Meg Mazursky Glenna Sergent Viola Spolin Federico Fellini

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