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6.5
/10
1,556 Ratings

Still Alice

United States, United Kingdom, 2014
Drama

Synopsis

Alice Howland, happily married with three children, is a linguistics professor at Columbia University. When words begin to escape her and she starts getting lost on her daily jogs, she receives a devastating diagnosis. One that will let Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested.

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Still Alice Directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2015 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Independent Spirit Awards

2015 | Winner: Best Female Lead

Village Voice Film Poll

2014 | Nominee: Best Actress

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2014 | Nominee: Best Lead Actress

Alice is in some ways her most grounded character. She is more in possession of herself, there’s a density of being that forever escapes her more marginal characters… Moore has created a mesmerizing portrait of a woman possessed by a disease but also still possessed of a self. Perhaps we can leave the question—neurological, existential—of whether Alice is still Alice unresolved.
January 06, 2015
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To watch Julianne Moore portray a 49-year-old woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s might be as close as one can get to understanding the disease and its effects on patient and family without having oneself received a positive diagnosis. Make no mistake, though: Still Alice is no downer. It is a closely observed and brilliantly performed story of struggle and — how can I write this out without appearing trite? — love.
December 05, 2014
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Playing an elegant, erudite Columbia professor gradually losing her well-appointed existence to Alzheimer’s disease, Julianne Moore didn’t need to be half as good as she is in Still Alice merely to win an Oscar… Moore, however, goes for extra credit with the piercing specificity of her character’s slide into the abyss: subtly shifting the set of her jaw from scene to scene, she articulates newly evasive words with a determination that soon snaps achingly into defeat.
July 05, 2015
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