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Alice in den Städten (Alice in the Cities)

Posted by martinteller on May 1, 2009

Road movies are intrinsically about the journey and not the destination, so the fact that this movie meanders a lot didn’t bother me.  As an Americana-laced voyage of self-discovery, I view it as a precursor to Paris, Texas but not as irritating.  There are a few annoying bits, primarily when Wenders seems to be getting overly snotty about American culture or tries to find a cute moment with Alice, but they’re few and far between.  Like most Wenders films, it’s kind of underwhelming, but pleasant in a way that reminds me of Kaurismaki.  Rating: 7


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