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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alice Howland
... Anna Howland-Jones
... Charlie Howland-Jones
... Tom Howland
... John Howland
... Frederic Johnson
... Lydia Howland
... Dr. Benjamin
... Jenny
... Eric Wellman
... Nursing Home Administrator
Maxine Prescott ... Nursing Home Resident
... Primary Care Doctor
... Convention Facilitator (as Rosa Arrendono)
... Masha (Three Sisters)
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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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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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The directors of the film, Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer were unable to attend the Oscars to see Julianne Moore win, due to the fact that Glatzer was suffering from ALS and his condition had deteriorated significantly. 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. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alice Howland: I need something to read.
Dr. John Howland: I thought you were reading Moby Dick.
Dr. Alice Howland: Yeah, I was. But I got tired of reading the same page over and over again. I can't focus.
Dr. John Howland: Well, that happens to me when I read Moby Dick too.
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We Three Kings
Written by John H. Hopkins (as John Henry Hopkins, Jr.)
Performed by Cherwell Singers
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
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If Someone You Love Has Dementia, You Are Not Alone
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This movie was a great boost to my psyche as someone who has watched my own mother lose her ability to be the fascinating and clever woman she once was. The performances of Alec Baldwin and Ms. Stewart really impressed me. Julianne Moore is always good.

If you have lived with the loneliness and the torture of watching someone you love lose his or her mind this movie may just give you the strength to go on.

Julianne Moore's performance is particularly compassionate. This movie depicts an excruciating illness, but also illuminates the heroes who emerge and the grace which is possible despite loss.


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