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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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Richard Glatzer (written for the screen by), Wash Westmoreland (written for the screen by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Moore ... Alice Howland
Kate Bosworth ... Anna Howland-Jones
Shane McRae ... Charlie Howland-Jones
Hunter Parrish ... Tom Howland
Alec Baldwin ... John Howland
Seth Gilliam ... Frederic Johnson
Kristen Stewart ... Lydia Howland
Stephen Kunken ... Dr. Benjamin
Erin Darke ... Jenny
Daniel Gerroll ... Eric Wellman
Quincy Tyler Bernstine ... Nursing Home Administrator
Maxine Prescott Maxine Prescott ... Nursing Home Resident
Orlagh Cassidy ... Primary Care Doctor
Rosa Arredondo ... Convention Facilitator (as Rosa Arrendono)
Zillah Glory ... Masha (Three Sisters)
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Storyline

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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Shattering to Behold... See more »

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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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USA | UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Siempre Alice See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$411,000, 23 January 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,754,371

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,884,652
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Julianne Moore's son is an extra in the film. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alice Howland: When I was, um, a little girl, like, in second grade, my teacher told me butterflies don't live a long time. They live, like, a month. And I was so upset, and I went home, and I told my mother, and she said: "Yeah, but, you know, they have a nice life. They have a really beautiful life." So now it always makes me think about my mother's life, and my sister's life. And to a certain extent, you know, my own.
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Referenced in Good Behavior: Don't Thank God, Thank Me (2017) See more »

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Everything With You
Written by Kip Berman, Kurt Feldman, Alexander Naidus and Peggy Wang
Performed by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Published by Painbow Music, Ltd (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Slumberland Records
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A Well-Made Film with Strong Performances!
30 November 2014 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Based on Lisa Genova's 2007 bestselling novel of the same name, 'Still Alice' is a saddening, but beautifully made film, that stays on your mind even after it concludes. Its A Well-Made Film with Strong Performances!

'Still Alice' Synopsis: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.

'Still Alice' is about a women's journey coming to an abrupt end. Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland's Adapted Screenplay is consistently engaging, although difficult to watch, at most times. The protagonist's journey with her family offers moments of pure love & sadness. You feel for the characters & particularly, for Alice. Glatzer & Westmoreland's Direction is under-stated, but impressive. Cinematography captures the bleakness, exceedingly well. Editing is just perfect.

Performance-Wise: Julianne Moore brings Alice to life, with a splendid performance. She becomes Alice & completes her tale, magnificently. Alec Baldwin, as Alice's supportive husband, redefines "control" in performance. He's restrained & patient all through. Kristen Stewart, as Alice's rebellious younger daughter, is natural. Kate Bosworth, as Alice's older daughter, is in true form, as well.

On the whole, 'Still Alice' is an experience, that demands to be felt. Two Thumbs up!


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