Arguably Scorsese’s most unique film besides maybe Hugo.
Following recently widowed Alice and her son traveling across America, this film does a very good job balancing dark realistic moments with more sentimental sweet ones.
Ellen Burstyn is incredible here and probably stands as one of the performances Scorsese ever directed. Her relationship with her son is actually very charming to watch.
It’s a pretty solid film and definitely one of the biggest departures Scorsese did from his style and it really worked.