I AM I is the story of a young woman, Rachael, who meets the father she never knew, Gene, at her mother's funeral. She discovers that her father is completely delusional and believes her to...
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Lucas Elliot Eberl,
I AM I is the story of a young woman, Rachael, who meets the father she never knew, Gene, at her mother's funeral. She discovers that her father is completely delusional and believes her to be her dead mother. After Rachael visits Gene in an assisted living home, she learns that he suffers from a disease called Korsakov's Syndrome, a form of retrograde amnesia and that her mother had placed him in this facility for treatment a year earlier. He does not remember anything past the age of thirty-three, and believes that he is still a young man. Unable to convince him of who she really is, Rachael decides to go along with her father's delusions by pretending to be her mother and discovers that under this guise, she and Gene can have "normal" conversations. Before long, Rachael is visiting Gene everyday, finding new ways to bring elements from his past into their present relationship. What began as a search for understanding has become romantic and joyful, but it can't go on forever. As ... Written by
There are not many movies that deal with getting older, being a care giver or being in an assisted living facility. Mom was diagnosed with alzheimers 10 years ago. Went from being someone who was very independent to finally in a special chair not knowing any of us. Mom passed peacefully last September going from her own happy but confined world to being whole again in Heaven. I am I brought back so many memories, walking outside to see the gardens of her new home that she easily accepted, then using a walker and wheel chair. Ms Towne has not only brought the feelings of the client/Gene but the entire family. I laughed, I cried and the emotion put forth by the entire cast and crew especially Ms Towne and Kevin. The scene of gene dancing with the ladies reminded me so much of the annual senior prom. Gene could have danced with Mom or I anyday. I wish nothing but the very best to the entire cast and crew with many accolades to come
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