Name: Still Alice
Running Time (minutes): 101
Description: 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 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.
2014 Oscar Winner!
2014 Oscar, Best Supporting Actress, Julianne Moore
Stars: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart
Very moving, though I thought the main character’s decline was handled badly. One moment she was searching for words, the other she didn’t know anything anymore. The score was very subtle, but extremely effective.