New Movies: Journey to Nowhere

The caricature always assumes an air of superiority to its subject, the imitation one of inferiority. In I Love You, Alice B. Toklas, Peter Sellers gives a superior caricature of a middle-class American, but he is imprisoned in an inferior imitation comedy.

He plays an upright, uptight Los Angeles lawyer named Harold Fine with a surfeit of standard comic woes: asthma, a meaningless job, a possessive fiancée, a Jewish mother. One sunny day a psychedelicate girl (Leigh Taylor-Young) bakes him a bunch of groovy brownies from an Alice B. Toklas Cook Book...

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