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Parents' Guide to

Alice in Wonderland (1966)

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Classic BBC Alice story too artsy to interest most kids.

Movie NR 1966 71 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+
Like CS says this is a very artsy version of Alice in Wonderland, but I think it's still enjoyable enough for children to watch.

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Fans of surreal films in the style of Bergman and Fellini will be pleased with this version of Lewis Carroll's story. Viewers looking for a costumed fantasy where Alice is more concerned with "Where am I?" than "Who am I?" will be disappointed. Great British actors, like John Gielgud, Peter Sellers, and Sir Michael Redgrave try to guide Alice on her journey of self-discovery, but Alice herself is aloof, gloomy, and detached. She rarely looks at the characters when she speaks, and is often thinking in whispers about how truly stupid everyone is and how "boring" everything is. Though Alice in Wonderland is a fascinating interpretation -- and a nice example of 1960s experimentation -- young viewers are apt to be as bored with this story as Alice is.

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