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Still Alice (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama | 20 February 2015 (USA)
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A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.

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Alice Howland is a renowned linguistics professor happily married with three grown children. All that begins to change when she strangely starts to forget words and then more. When her doctor diagnoses her with Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family's lives face a harrowing challenge as this terminal degenerative neurological ailment slowly progresses to an inevitable conclusion they all dread. Along the way, Alice struggles to not only to fight the inner decay, but to make the most of her remaining time to find the love and peace to make simply living worthwhile. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, and brief language including a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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$4,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$411,000 (USA) (23 January 2015)

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$18,656,400 (USA) (24 April 2015)
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Julianne Moore met her onscreen daughter Kristen Stewart when she was just 12 years old at the wrap party for Catch That Kid (2004), which was directed by Moore's husband Bart Freundlich. See more »

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Early in the movie Alice is seen running up the steep hill from Morningside Park, which lies just to the east of Columbia University. She then runs into the campus from the west. That is the moment when she first becomes disorientated - hardly surprising. See more »

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Dr. Alice Howland: I used to be someone who knew a lot. No one asks for my opinion or advice anymore. I miss that. I used to be curious and independent and confident. I miss being sure of things. There's no peace in being unsure of everything all the time. I miss doing everything easily. I miss being a part of what's happening. I miss feeling wanted. I miss my life and my family.
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Brand New Start
Written by Haroula Rose (as Haroula Rose Spyropoulos)
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I didn't want to see this film, but I'm glad I did
7 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had already marked this movie down as a "no" when the cinema preview club we attend showed it this morning. And I'm very glad they did.

Few movies about Alzheimer's show things almost entirely from the perspective of the victim, and even fewer try to grapple with her internal thoughts and feelings as the disease progresses. Still Alice does just that.

Taking an exceptionally verbal and smart person and giving her early onset Alzheimer's and watching how she deals with it and how she feels about it made this an exceptional film. So does the always-excellent Julianne Moore, who outdoes herself in an Oscar-worthy performance.

The movie's full of highlights: the Skypeing between mom and daughter Kristin Stewart, the relatively healthy Julianne leaving a video for her much sicker self to discover; the question only one person asks: "How does it make you feel?" And extra credit for the double use of Lyle Lovett's "If I Had a Boat."


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