Diane McGowin was employed as an administrative assistant for a group of attorneys in private practice. She found herself forgetting things, especially losing short term memory. She ... See full summary »

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Liisa Repo-Martell
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Diane McGowin was employed as an administrative assistant for a group of attorneys in private practice. She found herself forgetting things, especially losing short term memory. She suspected that something was wrong and went to the doctor. After many tests, the diagnosis was Alzheimer's. Diana did not want to tell her husband, Jack McGowin because she thought her husband, Jack, would be worried about money since she made more money than he did. She had to give a speech at a political party meeting, she got really confused and had no idea of where she was. Diana called her house by reading her check book and her son recognized her voice. She was then forced to tell her family that she had Alzheimer's -- which they had known to a certain degree. She later befriended an ex-professor college professor, Dr. Albert Morelli, who had the illness and they began to do things together. Written by Rosemea D.S. MAcPherson

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Diane McGowan thought Alzheimer's only happened to older people... until it happened to her.

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Weeper-of-the-week highlighted by strong star performance...
9 March 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Mia Farrow plays a married fifty-something working in legal administration who is diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer's; she at first tries to ignore or hide her symptoms out of shame, but eventually finds her husband and, to some degree, her children are supportive. Some interesting directorial touches, and Farrow's dedicated portrayal, manage to give this hand-wringer some weight, but the characters aren't really all that interesting. Why can't disease-themed movies-of-the-week be sparked by creative or demanding people? Instead, we get a wifey who needs to return to her childhood home. She still owns it and it's still there waiting for her, fully stocked with treasures; it's a monument to the past just as this movie is a (minor) monument to a suffering genre.


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