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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 32 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Dr. 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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Julianne Moore in a career-high performance. See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Julianne Moore's Best Actress Oscar win was this film's only Oscar nomination. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Alice Howland: Help me find my phone.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 20 February 2015 (2015) See more »

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Veneer
Written by Fil Ok (as Fil OK)
Performed by We're In The Water
Courtesy of OK Music
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Julianne Moore is electrifying which is enough to make you watch the film
2 April 2015 | by ketgup83See all my reviews

Best part of watching a Oscar nominated film is that some unique constraint is always attached to it - be it direction , screenplay , story or acting. Now acting is what make Still Alice immensely watchable and Julianne Moore gives the performance of her life time.

Still Alice tells story of an English professor whose life changes after she is diagnosed with Alzeimer's disease. The film reflects the chronicles of life of protagonist post-disease and characters surrounding her life.

The story is pretty simple and straight and yet convincing which is adapted on a novel based on same name written by Lisa Genova. The director-duo Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland succeeds in keeping you engaged for next 101 mins and extract impeccable performances by the star cast for which they should be given full-marks. Show-stopper is certainly Julainne Moore with her award-winning performance. She breathes through the character of Alice as if it was tailor-made for her. You will feel sympathy for her yet encouraged with her dialogues "Live in the moment". Rest of the starcast equally contributes to the film's story. Art direction is good. Cinematography is nice. Background score is tuneful. On the flipside, it could have been best film if little more focus could have been given to the emotional quotient.

Julianne Moore is electrifying which is enough to make you watch the film. Good 3.5 /5


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USA | UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$197,000, 18 January 2015

Gross USA:

$18,754,371

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,779,195
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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