So Much So Fast (2006)



Critic Consensus: A poignant documentary about terminal illness that's as moving as it is honest.

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The unusual response of two brothers to devastating news sets the stage for this documentary. Stephen Heywood was 29 years old and had a solid job building houses, as well as a steady girlfriend, when he received word from his doctor that he'd been diagnosed with Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis, a fast-spreading motor neuron condition also known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease." ALS robs its victims of the ability to control their muscles, and no cure has been discovered at this time. Stephen's brother … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Sports & Fitness, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan
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On DVD: Aug 24, 2004
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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (8)

It is harrowing, heartbreaking, cheering, and unforgettable.

Full Review… | October 27, 2006
Boston Globe
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So Much So Fast tries hard to imbue Stephen's story with a life-is-fleeting wonder. In fact, it tries too hard.

Full Review… | October 13, 2006
AV Club
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It retains an upbeat air of hope, and even humor, as two brave men battle fate.

October 13, 2006
New York Post
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Affecting, slightly overextended film.

Full Review… | October 12, 2006
Top Critic

This vigorous documentary offers a five-year record of 29-year-old Stephen Heywoods battle with A.L.S., or Lou Gehrigs disease.

October 11, 2006
New York Times
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Condensing years of filming down to 87 minutes makes every cut register with a pang of mortality: The temporal ellipses swipe away precious weeks and months in a flicker.

Full Review… | October 10, 2006
Village Voice
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