Still Alice stars Julianne Moore in her Oscar winning role as Alice Howland, a brilliant young woman who is given the devastating diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s at age 50.
Independent Director’s Wash Westmoreland & Richard Glatzer’s brave adaptation based on the best selling novel by Lisa Genova, is captured on screen with stellar performances from the entire cast including Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin, Hunter Parrish & Kate Bosworth.
Still Alice is a heartfelt drama illustrating Alice’s life as a linguistics professor at Columbia University and her rapid decline of words, sentences and sense of self.
Rent or Buy Still Alice on Blu-Ray, DVD or Digital June 3.
Fantastic. Watched it on the weekend and a movie that you come away thinking about for days later
I really enjoyed an afternoon curled up under a blanket with a box of tissues in waiting for the tears.
I cerainly needed them.
I felt the beginning a bit disjointed but more flowing after the first quarter of the movie.
I did enjoy the book more than the movie but only slightly.
A lot of people whose lives have been touched by this ,especially the ones I know didnt want to watch it.
I say its a shame as it is enlightening.
Still Alice, a beautiful and heartbreaking story of a mother / professor (Julianne Moore) who develops early-onset Alzheimer's disease and how it effects not only her but her entire family. The movie got right to the point from the start whilst also giving you a background story of the characters. This would have to be Julianne Moore's best performance. She played the part perfectly and it felt like you were watching someone in real life instead of her just playing a character. It was slow in places but I think that suited the meaning of the movie. I would highly recommend watching Still Alice, it gives the audience a real understanding of what people with Alzheimer's and their families struggle with everyday.
A great insight into the debilitating disease that is Alzheimer's . Having a family member suffering it, the movie really touched home and I was so moved , I watched it again. I would reccomend this as a must see movie. Still Alice , just make sure you have tissues on hand , as it will move you to tears.
First up I have to confess that I don't have problems crying whilst watching a movie whether I see it in private or at the cinema, so going into this movie it was a no-brainer that I was well prepared to shed some tears. I figured it was set up Hollywood style to be a 'smart woman loses her mind and we feel sorry for her' which would've been okay...but it turned out to be much deeper than that for me. At times this movie was hard to watch for all the right reasons and the most important reason was the performance of Julianne Moore. I hadn't read the book Still Alice from which this movie was adapted (it's now on my shopping list) but I have watched my partner and his sister care for their father who suffered from Alzheimer's for 9 years. It's such a cruel disease not only on the sufferer but everyone around them and everyone deals with this differently and I feel they covered this well in the movie. My only issue is that for those people who haven't experienced it firsthand the movie stops short of showing how bad the condition can or will, truly become. It's at this point that I have to catch myself because once again the performance of Julianne Moore, captured the right balance in her portrayal that I have to remind myself that this is a movie and not a documentary. It feels a little wrong to say I enjoyed it because of the subject matter but I really did. And yes, I cried...a lot. *****
Grab your tissue box.
For those viewers with aging parents this movie can really hit a nerve. It highlights the fears of parents and children as they feel their own decline or witness that of their parent/s. But it is not all sadness, there are some touching family moments and a wonderful close, even if a little predictable.
Julianne Moore was a fantastic actor as Dr Alice. It was heartbreaking watching her diminish with Alzheimer's disease and her family watching on.
I loved this movie, It came quite close to home as my dad had dementia. So I could relate to the people in the movie. Alzheimer's and dementia are terrible diseases. It was touching and the actors made it believable. Julianne Moore did amazing role as her character Alice.
Julianne Moore is amazing.. her performance was exceptional! I have experienced the heartbreak of having someone close to me suffer with this afliction and struggled to watch Moore's performance without crying! great movie
I enjoyed watching this movie, and it's a little disturbing that this insidious disease can affect any one of any age, intelligence, social status etc. I was moved by Alice's comment that "I wish I had cancer instead". It is definitely an indictment on the way society views the two different diseases, and I can empathise with her viewpoint. I think it would be horrible to know that you are going to forget your loved ones, memories of your life, and your sense of belonging in the world. I thought Julianne Moore was excellent in the role and thoroughly deserved her Oscar. I felt a little disappointed with the way the movie ended, and the position her husband took. Would I make the same decision? I don't think so, but I guess I wouldn't know until I was placed in that position.
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