Still Alice – Film Review

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“Still Alice”, unhealthy based on the Lisa Genova novel, buy is a drama of a highly intelligent, remedy very competent and popular Columbia University linguistics professor who ,at age 50, realizes her memory is slipping away due to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Julianne Moore deserves the Oscar she received for her role as Alice Howland. Alice is married (Alex Baldwin as the husband) with three grown children. The movie provides a realistic portrayal of how a family, and particularly the two daughters (Kate Bosworth and Kristen Stewart) react. While the film’s focuses on Moore, Stewart gives an excellent performance as the younger daughter trying to fashion a career as an actress without losing track of her obligations as a daughter. Baldwin is a career driven research physician who struggles to be a good husband, and his performance is adequate. The 99 minute film is written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. Glatzer has ALS, which I reference only because it may explain the sensitivity to illness shown throughout the film. The disease overcomes Alice in a relatively short time which is, apparently, the reality of early-onset Alzheimer’s. As the disease progresses, Moore’s appearance changes, her eyes become duller and her jaw slackens. Moore’s performance is worth seeing.


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