- Theatrical Trailer
- Languages: English, French
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish (Feature Film Only)
- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: June 20, 2006
- Originally Released: 1968
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Single Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Mono - English, French
- Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
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Entertainment Weekly - 06/23/2006
"Peter Sellers summons pitch-perfect body language as a lawyer seduced by hippie culture." -- Grade: B
Description by OLDIES.com:
One day you're a career 9-to-5er with a pending marriage. The next, you chuck it all for beads, bell-bottoms and free love. That's how things are for Harold Fine, a dedicated lawyer about to become a more dedicated dropout.
Like the brownies served by Harold's new girlfriend, I Love You, Alice B. Toklas has a hidden magical ingredient: Peter Sellers, whose flower-power performance here is in the same league as Dr. Strangelove, Inspector Clouseau and other "best Sellers." Director Paul Mazursky and his co-writer Larry Tucker spread good vibes aplenty as Harold discovers tuning in and turning on can turn out daffily disastrous. Leigh Taylor-Young and Jo Van Fleet co-star in this Age-of-Aquarius time capsule that's timeless fun.
The chameleon-like Peter Sellers (DR. STRANGELOVE, THE PINK PANTHER) plays Harold Fine, a mild-mannered Jewish lawyer rapidly approaching middle-age. He has an overbearing mother, a bland fiancé, and a life that seems doomed to be forever "square." His world flips upside down when he runs into Nancy (Leigh Taylor-Young), a groovy flower-power girl who cooks a mean batch of "hash brownies." Faster than you can say "Helter-Skelter," Harold grows out his hair, trades in his briefcase for bellbottoms, and dives into the free-lovin' scene of the swinging sixties. Eventually, however, Harold has to face that fact that he's not completely cut out for the hippie lifestyle. Filled with humor and sly insight, I LOVE YOU ALICE B. TOKLAS neither condemns nor glorifies the counterculture; rather, the film shows both the seductive and problematic facets of the psychedelic age. With brilliant performances from Sellers and the lovely Taylor-Young, and a rollicking rock soundtrack, I LOVE YOU ALICE B. TOKLAS remains an irreverent and witty testament to a time of hope and change.
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