What Alice Found is a low budget indie film about a young woman who faces moral conflicts and personal dilemmas after she makes a couple bad choices on a road trip to the South.
Alice (Emily Grace) a college-age woman is seen in the first scene driving her car. She is heading for Miami where she plans to meet her friend and hopefully start a new life. But along the way she has car trouble, which eventually strands her on the highway.
Confused about what to do she is approached by a middle-aged couple in an RV who persuade her to leave her broken down car and go with them. Being young and naive she agrees and hops in the RV with them.
The couple are (Judith Ivey) and (Bill Raymond) two 'good Samaritans' who literally take Alice for a ride.
Too broke to go off on her own and too innocent (or dumb) to challenge the couple Alice soon goes down the rabbit hole and gets caught in their deceptive web of illegal activity. Part of what keeps Alice from leaving is that Sandra is such a down-to-earth woman - with a gracious southern accent - that she has a tough time breaking away; plus they will soon be in Florida. Or will they?
The suspense builds as Alice tries to find herself and what to do with her seemingly withering options. As the film goes along there are flashbacks which reveal things about Alice's past which have lead to her hitting the road.
The film is shot low budget on Digital Video and has the look of a being shot on the fly. But it doesn't really hurt the film. In fact, it adds an authenticity to the immediacy and nature of the film as it moves along the road from truck stop to truck stop. The performances are excellent all around especially Judith Ivey who bites into her roll and chews it with relish.
What Alice Found is a good film about a young woman who faces personal conflicts and moral dilemmas on a road trip from New Hampshire to Miami. A well written script and engaging performances make this a winning independent film that rather than being some kind of Hollywood knock off is truly an independent film. Recommended.