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

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$411,000 (USA) (23 January 2015)

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$18,754,371 (USA)
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In the novel, Alice Howland's maiden name is Alice Daly. The novel also reveals that her mother, Sarah Daly, and sister, Anne, died in 1972 in a car crash. See more »

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Early in the movie Alice is seen running up the steep hill from Morningside Park, which lies just to the east of Columbia University. She then runs into the campus from the west. That is the moment when she first becomes disorientated. See more »

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Dr. Alice Howland: Good morning. It's an honor to be here. The poet Elizabeth Bishoponce wrote: 'the Art of Losing isn't hard to master: so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster.' I'm not a poet, I am a person living with Early Onset Alzheimer's, and as that person I find myself learning the art of losing every day. Losing my bearings, losing objects, losing sleep, but mostly losing memories...
[she knocks the pages from the podium]
Dr. Alice Howland: I think I'll try to forget that just ...
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Soundtracks

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
Courtesy of Carnival Record Company
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I didn't want to see this film, but I'm glad I did
7 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had already marked this movie down as a "no" when the cinema preview club we attend showed it this morning. And I'm very glad they did.

Few movies about Alzheimer's show things almost entirely from the perspective of the victim, and even fewer try to grapple with her internal thoughts and feelings as the disease progresses. Still Alice does just that.

Taking an exceptionally verbal and smart person and giving her early onset Alzheimer's and watching how she deals with it and how she feels about it made this an exceptional film. So does the always-excellent Julianne Moore, who outdoes herself in an Oscar-worthy performance.

The movie's full of highlights: the Skypeing between mom and daughter Kristin Stewart, the relatively healthy Julianne leaving a video for her much sicker self to discover; the question only one person asks: "How does it make you feel?" And extra credit for the double use of Lyle Lovett's "If I Had a Boat."


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