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Still Alice 2015

8.2

Still Alice is a drama about a renowned linguistics professor (Julianne Moore) who slowly begins to lose words and find herself lost in familiar places, leading to an unexpected diagnosis of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Alice’s husband (Alec Baldwin) and three grown children subsequently struggle to maintain balance as her condition deteriorates, even as she steadfastly strives to maintain her self-composure. Interestingly, Alice uses her professional skills in communication to employ innovative ways to maintain her language and memory as well as possible, despite her ongoing decline. It’s a melancholy yet wonderfully touching film that feels thoroughly honest and real every step of the way. Julianne Moore is superb throughout—a role that earned her a well-deserved Best Actress Oscar for her performance.

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Details

  • Genre

    Drama
  • Starring

    Alec Baldwin, Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart
  • Directed by

    Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
  • Written by

    Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
  • Runtime

    101 minutes