Based on a novel by Lisa Genova, the film stars Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth (Last Vegas 21), Hunter Parrish (Weeds, The Good Wife) & Alec Baldwin (30 Rock). The film was directed by Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland (Americas Next Top Model).
Premise: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Review: Still Alice is not, yet another awareness movie campaign on the disease. it is a heart wrenching, beautiful film about a family, no, a woman dealing with a devastating diagnosis. You slowly get into Alice’s head, witness the subtle shift in her behavior, her struggles, and it’s heartbreaking. If you have any history with a chronic disease, and even if you don’t, you will cry during this movie. It’s an emotionally-charged film that has the particularity to be easy to watch.
Julianne Moore’s performance is Oscar worthy. I would not be surprised if she snatched some awards this year because at this point her nomination is inevitable. She delivered a captivating performance for such a demanding and what I’m sure must have been a challenging role. Moore applied so much authenticity in her performance that you won’t leave the movie theater without acknowledging your feelings, specially if you have a history with a chronic illness.
Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth & Hunter Parrish pick up where Julianne Moore left off and add on to the realistic feel of the film. They put together a powerful and moving film, an emotional roller coaster that I would recommend everyone to get on.
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