Friday, January 30, 2015
Cine Beaverhausen: Still Alice
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, it details the tragic story of early onset Alzheimer's; in this case for a woman of 50.
Believe me, I worry about this shit! Like when I can't find my house keys, then find them in the fridge! I worked with a woman, younger than myself, who was laid off because of her "flaky" behavior. A couple of years later, she died and had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. My mom, shortly before her passing, became confused at times. At one visit at Christmas, she was preparing to mail a gift. "Where do I put the return address?" she asked. "Mom," I said, "At the top of package." "Where? In the middle?" she retorted.
This was all to say that I found Ms Moore's portrayal very convincing. Directed by Richard Glazer (who wrote the script) and Wash Westmoreland, the film perfectly depicts the deterioration of this illness.
Highly recommended. Strong thesp support, especially by Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart See this. Can you remember that?