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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 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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Alice's brownstone in New York is the same one used to film "The Affair". See more »

Goofs

When Alice records her speech on the PC, she says "I am you and, um, I have..." When she plays it later in the movie, the line is different. See more »

Quotes

Lydia Howland: But this isn't fair.
Dr. Alice Howland: I don't have to be fair. I'm your mother.
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Featured in Film '72: Episode #44.7 (2015) See more »

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Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Csaba Onczay
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
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Moore at her freaking best in this film
19 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Forgetting something has to be the most annoying and stressful thing that a person could have, but losing your memory by a disease and becoming coming pretty much brain dead is even worse and this movie plays it out very well, because the movie feels real and not fake like other movies that try to do that.

The story is about a Linguistics professor in a loving marriage with three grown children starts to forget certain words. After meeting with a doctor, she receives a devastating diagnosis, one that will test the bonds between her family.

I always love it when a movie that I never know existed could make me glad I saw it and happy that it exists. I'm always looking forward to the big blockbusters that everybody's talking about and wouldn't shut up about. I always look past those kind of movies that are actually pretty than the entertaining blockbuster's and like always I feel like moron for skipping them.

Still Alice has to be the most extraordinary film that I watched this year, in a way that the movie could had scenes where it would have dragged out or slowed down extremely, but that all was over shadowed by the amazing performance from a Oscar worthy Julianne Moore and the fantastic writing.

Julianne Moore takes this role has a mother who slowly losing her memory by Alzheimer's disease, and Moore knocked it out of the park as she makes a beautifully crafted performance that just boosted up her career as a actress.

The cast members like Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin and Kate Bosworth all did fantastic performance as well. Overall the performance were good in the film.

The writing was just spot on great and realistic as well, the directing was good and the film almost had me in tears at parts.

My only problems with the movie has to be the other character's, and I'm not talking about Moore's character I'm actually talking about the background character's that for some reason always get in the way of the story and don't really do anything. The movie to me isn't like the best movie of the year or of all time, the movie falls into the great, not into the brilliant.

Overall "Still Alice" has fantastic acting from Moore and from the other cast, great directing and writing. If you every got a chance to see it I say go ahead.


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