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Still Alice (12/5/14, D: Glatzer & Westmoreland) S: Julianne Moore, A. Baldwin, etc

Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University. When words begin to escape her and she starts becoming lost on her daily jogs, Alice must come face-to-face with a devastating diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer's disease. As the once-vibrant woman struggles to hang on to her sense of self for as long as possible, Alice's three grown children must watch helplessly as their mother disappears more and more with each passing day.
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Saw this last night. I thought it was pretty damn good.

While the trailer COULD lead you into cliche, the film isn't one to fall into it. It's a very honest depiction of an illness. It doesn't glorify the visual imagery of a person suffering through something but it really really makes you flow into understanding the struggle of her illness. Doing so in very little moments, which is much more important to me, that make up a lot of the film. Though it also shows some bigger moments too. Very interesting how they did it.

Moore is damn good in this, as is the rest of the cast. Though they've no grand presence like Moore in this. That character is who you're with the whole time. Sad but damn good film. Seriously... I don't know anyone w/ Alzheimer's but when I see it in most films it comes off hammy and generic of a depiction. Moore did really good in getting what little details most films aren't allowed or care for to have for whatever reason.

It's the little details that explore her failing that made me like this the most.

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Going to see this this morning before Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Weird double feature.
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Re: Sill Alice (12/5/14, D: Glatzer & Westmoreland) S: Julianne Moore, A. Baldwin, et

I thought it was "Still Alice"
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Re: Sill Alice (12/5/14, D: Glatzer & Westmoreland) S: Julianne Moore, A. Baldwin, et

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Re: Sill Alice (12/5/14, D: Glatzer & Westmoreland) S: Julianne Moore, A. Baldwin, et

great acting job but depressing movie.
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Re: Sill Alice (12/5/14, D: Glatzer & Westmoreland) S: Julianne Moore, A. Baldwin, et

Originally Posted by Sgtsnake View Post
I thought it was "Still Alice"
It was.... until they went out on a ledge.
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Depressing as fuck. Alzheimer's disease is one of my biggest fears. Julianne Moore is incredible as usual. Such a great, diverse career.

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You done w/ your double feature?

I pretty much teared up several times. Helping out my mom and visiting her so often scares me into thinking she may head this route. She's 60 now, 61 in March. And sometimes she forgets stuff. Repeating things that we talked about or forgetting things. Not enough to totally shit one's pants but more than I personally want. I know she lives alone now and she's lonely. So maybes it's just old age but... knowing the struggles we've gone through and fearing something like coming cuz I'm cynical. Scares the shit out of me. So seeing a film depict something like this...started the tears at times.

It is a depressing film. It's honest. Not exploitive of the disease. It doesn't ham it up. It doesn't go into some extreme ugliness that some films may depict something like this. It's a progressional film. It eases you into it. Which may make that much more impactful.

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Re: Still Alice (12/5/14, D: Glatzer & Westmoreland) S: Julianne Moore, A. Baldwin, e

Forgot to weigh in on this, saw it a few weeks back, missed the first two or three minutes in the theater, but yeah I liked it. The relationships, all that family stuff was well done. Especially with the fact that she is trying to maintain her identity throughout.
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Re: Still Alice (12/5/14, D: Glatzer & Westmoreland) S: Julianne Moore, A. Baldwin, e

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You done w/ your double feature?

I pretty much teared up several times. Helping out my mom and visiting her so often scares me into thinking she may head this route. She's 60 now, 61 in March. And sometimes she forgets stuff. Repeating things that we talked about or forgetting things. Not enough to totally shit one's pants but more than I personally want. I know she lives alone now and she's lonely. So maybes it's just old age but... knowing the struggles we've gone through and fearing something like coming cuz I'm cynical. Scares the shit out of me. So seeing a film depict something like this...started the tears at times.

It is a depressing film. It's honest. Not exploitive of the disease. It doesn't ham it up. It doesn't go into some extreme ugliness that some films may depict something like this. It's a progressional film. It eases you into it. Which may make that much more impactful.
No shame. I teared up plenty. I agree with what you said about the subtly of it.

Any film that deals with this topic gets the best of me. Have you ever seen Away From Her?
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Not yet, I wanted to see it cuz of Sarah Polley.
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Yea... that one fucked me up.
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Indie auteur Richard Glatzer, who directed films including “Still Alice” with his husband Wash Westmoreland, died Wednesday in Los Angeles of complications from ALS. He was 62.

Their first film together was “The Fluffer” about the gay porn industry. Glatzer and Westmoreland also directed 2006’s “Quinceanera,” which won the audience award and the grand jury prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Julianne Moore won the best actress Oscar for her role in “Still Alice.”

Born in Queens, he grew up on Long Island and in New Jersey.
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That's terrible.
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ALS is a really fucked up disease. My Mom died from it.

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