I was always going to watch the 2015 Best Actress Oscar winning, Still Alice.
The Academy Award certainly made that more likely. But really, it’s the film’s talented star, Julianne Moore – an Actress I’ve appreciated immensely since Magnolia (1999).
Moore’s portrayal of the heartbreaking stages of her character’s degenerative condition will remind audiences of why she is so celebrated.
Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, Still Alice also delivers memorable supporting performances from Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart.
It’s a film for anyone curious about how the diagnosis of early onset Alzheimers might affect a patient’s life and that of their family.
Watch it for all the reasons mentioned, plus the pleasant surprise of seeing Alec Baldwin playing a more likeable character, Kristen Stewart continuing to make good choices, post The Twilight Saga and the highlight that is the great speech at the Alzheimers Association.
Well paced and acted, in Still Alice you’ll also find an uplifting reminder to do as much living as possible.
Happy Still Alice 🙂