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Malice in Wonderland 2009

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4.0 out of 5 stars (76) IMDb 6.1/10

Alice is an American law student in London. Knocked down by a cab, she wakes with amnesia in a world that's a million miles from home - Wonderland. We follow her adventures as she is dragged through an underworld filled with twisted individuals and the lowest low-lifes by the enigmatic cab drive Whitey (The White Rabbit). She needs to find out who she is, where she's from, and use what wits she has left to get back home in one piece.

Starring:
Maggie Grace, Danny Dyer
Runtime:
1 hour, 26 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy
Director Simon Fellows
Starring Maggie Grace, Danny Dyer
Supporting actors Matt King, Nathaniel Parker, Bronagh Gallagher, Anthony Higgins, Steve Haze, Christian Patterson, Dave Lynn, Gary Beadle, Amanda Boxer, Paul Kaye, Matthew Stirling, Alan McKenna, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Steve Furst, Pam Ferris, Garrick Hagon, Sandra Dickinson, Lin Blakley
Studio Magnolia
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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Format: DVD
I got a screener copy of this dvd and expected it to be a total dud, cashing in on the success of Tim Burton's 'Alice', but was more than surprised when I sat down to view it. I told my wife, "Don't expect much", and she concurred but, in truth, we both enjoyed it for what it was.

Instead of being loosely adapted by the Lewis Carroll tale, it was almost a literal translation of the story, except all the characters were rewritten to fit into today's seedy British underworld of lowlife gangsters, drug lords, addicts and pimps, as seen through the eyes of Terry Gilliam.

Alice (Maggie Grace) is an American law student in London, whose parents are insanely wealthy. Struck down by a cab operated by Whitey (the White Rabbit, excellently portrayed by Danny Dyer), she awakens with amnesia in Wonderland, a world that's a million miles from home.

We follow her various escapades as she is dragged through an underworld filled with twisted individuals and some of the lowest forms of human life imaginable by the enigmatic Whitey, who speaks in perverse rhyme with a crazed cockney accent. Alice desperately needs to regain her senses, which isn't easy when she's repeatedly drugged, remember who she is, where she's from, and figure out a way back while she's still in one piece.

A quick tempo aids this flick from dragging, surrealistic neon landscapes and absurd characters and camera angles keep our interest, and a logical but predictable ending closes this illogical lunacy.

3 ½ stars for the flick, rounded up to 4 stars simply because it was a hell of a lot better than I expected, with `Malice' aforethought.
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Hopefully I can come back and update my review as soon as there is sound attached to the movie I rented. Without it, I have no choice but to give it a negative review.

Updated, after more than a month of Amazon leaving this broken video up for rent, they finally decided to fix it. I was able to finally watch it and update my review. It was an enjoyable dark version of Alice in Wonderland that strayed far from the original but kept close enough to have the Wonderland feeling to it.
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...with Snoop Dogg having an album of the same name, and Tim Burton doing a big budget adaptation to the Lewis Carrol story this small film which had been seeking distribution for almost a year finally gets to shine.
This film is simply AWESOME It keeps with the idea of the Lewis Carol story brilliantly. When I first saw it I assumed that it would be to Alice in wonderland what the movie Freeway was for Little Red Riding Hood, I was wrong. This story keeps more to the actual source material not only in feel, but also with character and plot-line development. What sounds a bit off of kooky actually works in a way that left me in awe. This movie has instantly become one of my favorite lil' indies.
Acted to the nines by everyone involved, most of whome I've never heard of save for Maggie Grace who was in last years sleeper hit "TAKEN", directed with an artsy flair and delivered with endearing locations, and visuals one can not help but to fall down the rabbit hole again.

I say go watch *SOMETHING FOR YOUR HEAD*
and get yourself a copy of Malice in wonderland
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This "Alice" retelling makes me think of a major building renovation - the kind that guts the structure down to the studs, then rebuilds everything around the existing framework. Here, the framework consists of the major characters, very loosely interpreted, and sequences of events, also loosely interpreted. But, instead of characters and settings that would have been familiar to a Victorian child, this story unfolds in a modern underworld. The characters seem to live only by night, largely hidden from most people.

The Alice character herself came across as childlike. Although quite clearly (and attractively) an adult woman, her shortie skirt, trusting nature, soft features, and ineffectual style made her seem pampered and protected from life's harsher realities. And, despite the characters wholly wrapped up in their own interests and avarice, there was a childlike lack of sexual undertone. This movie isn't for children by any means, but still carries a childlike innocence under its very grown-up presentation.

This movie worked well in that odd place, close enough to Dodgson's original for homage but far enough to be its own creature. It doesn't try to insert itself into the original Alice mythos, unlike some unfortunate recent efforts, but still keeps the original in mind. I liked the net result - not one of the greats, not by a long shot, but still an interesting view.

-- wiredeird
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Had I made the film "Malace in Wonderland" (2009) I would be quite proud of it. But it is not something that I would casually show to a random group of people expecting an enthusiastic response. Its target audience is the off-kilter and twisted, and not even all of those will wildly embrace this effort. But if you get off on oddity, quirkiness, and fun you should seek out this film.

This is the fourth of five relatively recent efforts to "out-weird" Carroll by taking the framework of his story and constructing a feature film that reflects the director's inner child at the expense of the wit and wisdom of the source material.

If a perverse homage is your cup of tea and you don't hold your own image of the Mad Hatter sacred, then you should check out this film along with the other four: Tim Burton's recent release, Terry Gilliam's "Tideland" (2005), Czech animator Jan Svankmajerand "Alice" (1988), and the one that started the trend-Richard Elfman's "Forbidden Zone (1982). "Malace" is the best of the group if only because it captures more of the original's spirit. It's gotten to be a rather well-traveled path but this one benefits from a closer association to the original "Wonderland".

In this case Carroll's story is transported to the gritty underworld of modern day East London (insert lowlifes, drug lords, addicts and pimps here). But not so gritty that there are not a lot of bizarre characters with counterparts in the original wonderland and looking glass worlds.

Lost's Maggie Grace plays Alice Dodgson (Carroll's real last name although she has amnesia and is nameless for most of the story - perhaps a symbolic connection to his use of a pen name).
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