Director: A. Dean Bell
Runtime: 95 minutes
TV Rating: R
What Alice Found is a Sundance award-winning feature film released in U.S. theaters in 2003/2004 and for U.S. home video in 2004. It has aired on the Sundance Channel, Lifetime Movie Network, IFC, Canal Plus in France and ABC affiliates across the U.S. The independently made film was the second feature film for writer/director A. Dean Bell.
The film is a harrowing coming of age tale about a young woman who flees her poor New Hampshire hometown life to follow her wealthier and socially accepted friend down to college life in Florida. But her car breaks down on the highway under mysterious circumstances and a middle-aged “snowbird” couple in an RV come to her rescue, offering a ride all the way south. Before too long we’re wondering if it wasn’t the seemingly good Samaritans who sabotaged her car in the first place. What Alice Found is a complex story about mothers and daughters and the “haves and have-nots” in American society as Alice is turned into a truck stop prostitute.