• Still Alice (2015)

Still Alice

Release Date: January 16th, 2015

PG-13 |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish, Erin Darke, Victoria Cartagena, Shane McRae

Director: Richard Glatzer , Wash Westmoreland

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Shriver Films, Killer Films, Lutzus-Brown, Big Indie Pictures

Keywords: Daughter , Office , Son , Doctor , Brooding , Fall , Transformation , Emotional , 2010s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Deborah YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    The toll the disease takes on the life of a brilliant linguistics professor is superbly detailed by Julianne Moore in a career-high performance, driving straight to the terror of the disease and its power to wipe out personal certainties and identity. show more

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Moore is nominated this year, and whether she wins or not, her performance deserves attention. It is one of this very fine actress' defining roles. And it resonates with humanity and heartbreak. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Ms. Moore, for her part, doesn’t need fine writing to create marvelous moments; some of her most powerful scenes are wordless ones in which Alice is looking anxious, confused or utterly haunted. When the script provides exceptional material, however, this extraordinary actress takes it to a memorably high level. show more

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