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Alice's Playhouse

In Alice's Playhouse you will discover an exceptional collection of feature films adapted from some of the most celebrated plays ever written. Often featuring towering performances, outstanding direction and exceptional writing, this collection is a superb archive of contemporary drama masterfully transferred to the silver screen. Filmizations of The Bard's work may be scrolled via the 'Shakespeare' sub-feature in green on the left, along with other notable playwrights who have been adapted for celluloid. For adaptations of novels and short stories, check the 'Special Interest' link and click on 'Based on...' Right: Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh relax during the filming of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece, 'A Streetcar Named Desire'.

Doubt (2008)

7.5/10
Director: John Patrick Shanley
Starring: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

Outstanding performances highlight John Patrick Shanley's adaptation of his award-winning stage play. At a Bronx Catholic school, scandal and speculat... Read more

Frost / Nixon (2008)

7.7/10
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Sam Rockwell, Kevin Bacon, Matthew Macfadyen, Oli...

Three years after the Watergate scandal forced him from office, Nixon finally broke his silence on the matter, speaking to jet-setting young journalis... Read more

Frost / Nixon ( Blu-ray ) (2008)

7.7/10
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Frank Langella, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Sam Rockwell, Toby Jone...

Three years after the Watergate scandal forced him from office, Nixon finally broke his silence on the matter, speaking to jet-setting young journalis... Read more

Trumbo (2007)

7.5/10
Director: Peter Askin
Starring: Nathan Lane, Paul Giamatti, Brian Dennehy, Donald Sutherland, Liam Neeson, Micha...

Legendary Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo ('Roman Holiday', 'Spartacus') was the most well-known member of the Hollywood 10 who famously defied M... Read more

The Edge of Love (2007)

6.3/10
Director: John Maybury
Starring: Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys, Cillian Murphy

The complex and passionate romantic entanglements of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas are explored in this lush bio-pic starring Matthew Rhys as Thomas, and Si... Read more

The Dinner Guest (2007)

5.8/10
Director: Laurent Bouhnik
Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Valerie Lemercier, Thierry Lhermitte, Hippolyte Girardot

AKA "L'Invite". A frivolous comedy of errors made entertaining by its esteemed cast; Daniel Auteuil stars as unemployed Gerard, a man with the opportu... Read more

My Boy Jack (2007)

7.2/10
Director: Brian Kirk
Starring: David Haig, Daniel Radcliffe, Carey Mulligan, Julian Wadham, Martin McCann, Kim...

Famed author Rudyard Kipling is adamant about his son Jack going to fight the Germans during World War I and uses his influence to land the 17-year-ol... Read more

Sleuth (2007)

6.5/10
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Michael Caine, Jude Law

Anthony Shaffer's play comes to the screen for the second time in this ambitious remake directed by Kenneth Branagh from a script by Harold Pinter. Mi... Read more

Funny Money (2006)

5.3/10
Director: Leslie Greif
Starring: Chevy Chase, Penelope Ann Miller, Armand Assante, Robert Loggia, Christopher McD...

Chevy Chase returns to the silver screen as an average accountant who accidentally swaps suitcases and comes home with one million in hot cash. His wi... Read more

Bug (2006)

6.1/10
Director: William Friedkin
Starring: Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr, Lynn Collins

Ashley Judd is a lonely waitress holed up in a decrepit motel who lives in constant fear of her ex-husband (Harry Connick, Jr.). She begins to feel ho... Read more