| Rating: 2/5, September 30, 2006 Silly artifact of its time even though it seems it was meant to lampoon it. All rights reserved. We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future. Copyright © Fandango. Roger Ebert was the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism. By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. I LOVE YOU ALICE B TOKLAS song by Elmer Bernstein performed by Rena Stober and Stephen Van Dorn It does that but since what it satirizes is now so outmoded it dates terribly and seems quaint. Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! Cinemark | Fresh (1) | Rating: 3/4 Hippies wear funny clothes, sleep on the stove, don't wash, read the Los Angeles Free Press, bake pot brownies, put up posters everywhere and operate with a sort of mindless, directionless love ethic. This first half of the film is the best, as Sellers gradually bends the middle-class into non-class. she asks.
Don't have an account? The mexican family who come to see the lawyer Harold about their car accident (a family of ten with braces around all their necks); the fact that the hearse drivers were on strike so they loaded the casket in the back of Harold's loaner hippy jalopy, which then got lost on the way to the funeral, these are examples of the absurdism that goes on in the film.
If they'd dropped Sellers into a real hippie culture, we might really have had a movie here. In "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas," Sellers is at last back home. In his other recent films, we saw Sellers as Napoleon, a bullfighter, a nutty analyst -- but never as a classic Sellers character. | Rotten (6).
The caricatures of hippies at best will earn cheap laughs. This dimly predictable comedy tries to have its hashish cake and eat it several times over. The percentage of users who rated this 3.5 stars or higher. Forgot your password? Verified reviews are considered more trustworthy by fellow moviegoers. It's conventional and derivative and middlebrow enough to fall back on broad stereotypes of what audiences in Omaha thought of the 'hippie movement.'. | Rating: C+ "Are you afraid of me?"
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In thanks, she bakes him some "special" brownies and leaves them on his kitchen counter. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. Please reference “Error Code 2121” when contacting customer service. This first half of the film is the best, as Sellers gradually bends the middle-class into non-class. Coming Soon, Regal Coming Soon. Unfortunately, the movie's general approach to hippiedom is what we've come to dread.
The brother has become a hippie and attends the funeral of a family friend wearing the Hopi Indian burial costume. |, June 8, 2006 For further examples of such films, check out the aforementioned Mon oncle or even "Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie" (although I didn't enjoy the latter film nearly as much as this). But Sellers began to turn the corner again in Blake Edwards' "The Party," and now in "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas" he is back doing what he does best. |, January 13, 2010 Successful, strait-laced Jewish lawyer Harold Fine (Peter Sellers) takes a walk on the wild side after reluctantly agreeing to marry his long-time girlfriend, Joyce (Joyce Van Patten). The trouble with the Inspector Clouseau films ("A Shot in the Dark" and the 1964 "The Pink Panther") from Sellers' point of view was that they encouraged him to substitute sight gags and pratfalls for what he does best -- building a character. Please click the link below to receive your verification email. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email. I liked the ending too, it's good. Don’t worry, it won’t take long. His longtime girlfriend (Joyce Van Patton) doesn't seem to understand him, or misinterprets what he says. Cinemark He plays a single man of about 35, a lawyer with a great respect for appearances, who finally agrees out of politeness to marry the girl he's been dating for several years. The film explores the contrast between the hippy lifestyle and square lifestyle with barely a trace of realism. Herbie's friend Nancy (Leigh Taylor-Young) seems to interest Harold a great deal more, and he brings her home to sleep on the couch one night when she's out on the street. But Sellers gets rescued from the altar all the same, after his own mother sends him on an expedition to find his brother. Your Ticket Confirmation # is located under the header in your email that reads "Your Ticket Reservation Details".
Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. I Love You, Alice B. Toklas has a feel similar to that of Jacques Tati's "Mon oncle", in the way it looks at contemporary society and social interactions.
Peter Sellers plays Harold, a man in his late 30s who seems to have little say in his own life. |, September 26, 2020 |, June 18, 2006 It's an embarrassment in Sellers' career, one best forgotten and/or ignored. Again, the, next day, when he leaves, he implores her not to answer the telephone if it rings. That is, he plays a character that is orthodox, conventional and almost monomaniacal about respectability -- and the character suddenly gets dumped into a totally different life style. The percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who have given this movie a positive review. In "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas," Sellers is at last back home.
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Her only concern is when they will get married and if they will be able to hire the "twin cantors" to perform at the ceremony. It's unfortunate that Peter Sellers should be making his comeback just at a moment when American movie comedies are not. Successful, strait-laced Jewish lawyer Harold Fine (Peter Sellers) takes a walk on the wild side after reluctantly agreeing to marry his long-time girlfriend, Joyce (Joyce Van Patten).
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There are perceptive touches: the girl stays all night at his apartment, and he promises ("my word of honor") that the door between their rooms will remain closed. Coming Soon. She's the sort of girl who can't wait to leave her fiancé, once he's popped the question, so she can telephone her mother and tell her the news: Enough said. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email. |, June 15, 2006 This kind of stuff is good and pretty close to the mark, and Sellers is very funny. | Rating: 2/5 So the movie becomes conventional after all. and the Terms and Policies, He plays a single man of about 35, a lawyer with a great respect for appearances, who finally agrees out of politeness to marry the girl he's been dating for several years. He also brings along a really good-looking chick (Leigh Taylor-Young) and Sellers falls for her and, by extension, for the hippie life. All Critics (7)
Just confirm how you got your ticket. I think this must be my favourite Peter Sellers movie, it's really hilarious and very 60s, I really liked it. You're almost there! Harold's brother, Herbie (David Arkin) is a free-spirited hippy who, as his horrified jewish mother exclaims in one scene, wears "his indian suit to a funeral" (a literal indian suit, replete with a feather in his hair and paint on his face). Audience Reviews for I Love You, Alice B. Toklas Apr 04, 2012 I think this must be my favourite Peter Sellers movie, it's really hilarious and very 60s, I really liked it.
Our best memories of Sellers all have him in this context: The priggish union leader of "I'm All Right, Jack," who suddenly found himself on television; the timid bank clerk of "Battle of the Sexes," who decided to commit a murder; the military man of "The Mouse That Roared," stalking through Manhattan with bow and arrow; the visitor from India in "The Party." "I won't come in."
Even Inspector Clouseau was the same basic character: timid, full of bravado, in over his head, struggling to save face.
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