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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alice is shown as a compulsive "Words With Friends" player. Alec Baldwin, who portrays her husband, was booted off a plane before takeoff in 2011 because he refused to stop playing the game and power down his phone. See more »
When Alice's daughter, Anna, shares with the family that she is pregnant, she says she is five weeks along and already knows she's expecting a boy and a girl. Babies don't develop reproductive organs until about the 7th week. See more »
Dr. Alice Howland:
Hi, Alice. I'm you. And I have something very important to say to you. Huh... I guess you've reached that point when you can answer any of your questions. So this is the next logical step. I'm sure of it. Because what's happening to you, the Alzheimer's - you could see it as tragic. But your life has been anything but tragic. You've had a remarkable career, and a great marriage, and three beautiful children. All right. Listen to me, Alice. This is important. Make sure that you are alone and go ...
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If I Had A Boat
Written by Lyle Lovett
Performed by Karen Elson
Published by Michael H. Goldsen, Inc.
on behalf of itself and Lyle Lovett Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Frank Liddell and Eric Masse
Recorded and Mixed by Eric Masse
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If Someone You Love Has Dementia, You Are Not Alone
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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