I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!

An inspired performance by Sellers cannot redeem this giddy satire of 60s hippie culture, in which he plays a neurotic, asthmatic, fortyish attorney who discovers pot and the counter-culture. Van Fleet plays his mother, Van Patten the boring blonde his parents wish he would marry, and Arkin his hippy brother. Mazursky and Tucker, who came from TV's "Monkees,"...read more

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An inspired performance by Sellers cannot redeem this giddy satire of 60s hippie culture, in which he plays a neurotic, asthmatic, fortyish attorney who discovers pot and the counter-culture. Van Fleet plays his mother, Van Patten the boring blonde his parents wish he would marry, and Arkin

his hippy brother. Mazursky and Tucker, who came from TV's "Monkees," wrote in enough laughs to make this a hit at the time, but from the point that Sellers grows his hair and drops out, the embarassment factor becomes too much to take. Look for Grady Sutton, the butt of so many W.C. Fields jokes,

effective in a small role.

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