Alzheimer’s is one of the most horrible and deadly diseases known to man. Still Alice deals with a 50 year old linguistics professor who has been diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer. Although it’s rare to have Alzheimer’s at 50, Alice Howland played by Julianne Moore is assumed to have inherited it from her father. Still Alice shows the heart ships caused by this debilitating disease. Alec Baldwin plays Alice’s husband, John who does everything in his power to support her but is unable to cope. We get an intimate look into the deterioration of a person with the early on-set of this disease. Alice and John also have 3 children Anna (Kate Bosworth), Tom (Hunter Parrish) and Lydia (Kristen Stewart) who are also in jeopardy of inheriting the disease. Still Alice is very real and very sad. The movie teaches us a philosophy on how to live with Alzheimer, which is good to know. Julianne Moore provides us with a brilliant performance that’s both believable and heart felt. Still Alice is a must see for everyone because it gives you information that can be very useful, especially if you know someone who is inflicted with this terrible disease.
[STILL ALICE is nominated for Best Actress]