Still Alice


Still Alice (2015)


Critic Consensus: Elevated by a gripping performance from Julianne Moore, Still Alice is a heartfelt drama that honors its delicate themes with bravery and sensitivity.


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Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.(C) Sony Classics

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Julianne Moore
as Dr. Alice Howland
Alec Baldwin
as Dr. John Howland
Kristen Stewart
as Lydia Howland
Kate Bosworth
as Anna Howland-Jones
Hunter Parrish
as Tom Howland
Shane McRae
as Charlie Howland-Jones
Seth Gilliam
as Frederic Johnson
Stephen Kunken
as Dr. Benjamin
Daniel Gerroll
as Eric Wellman
Quincy Tyler Bernstine
as Nursing Home Administrator
Maxine Prescott
as Nursing Home Resident
Orlagh Cassidy
as Primary Care Doctor
Rosa Arredondo
as Convention Facilitator
Zillah Glory
as Masha (Three Sisters)
Caleb Freundlich
as Young Musician
Charlotte Robson
as Young Musician
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Critic Reviews for Still Alice

All Critics (189) | Top Critics (37)

While it's no surprise that Moore is so good, "Still Alice" has an unexpected trick up its sleeve: the sweetly gentle performance of Kristen Stewart, as Alice's actress daughter Lydia.

Jan 29, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4

A modest drama, but Moore's heart-wrenching and Oscar-nominated performance makes this a must-see.

Jan 29, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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The movie is harrowing, as any story about Alzheimer's should be, but Moore gives it an extra layer of gravity and heartbreaking inevitability.

Jan 29, 2015 | Rating: 3/4

Sorrow-laden and moving, Still Alice isn't gratuitously grim nor is it easily sentimental. There's humor here -- vaguely gallows-like, perhaps but also earned.

Jan 23, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4

The great strength of the film is that it never resorts to cheap sentimentality. The facts themselves are hard enough, crushing enough.

Jan 23, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Still Alice is accurate and compassionate, and anyone who has known someone with Alzheimer's will appreciate the film's sincere intentions.

Jan 23, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Still Alice


Very touching and well-acted story of a woman being diagnosed with Alzheimer at a relatively young age. The unpretentious delivery and the everyday situations that gradually follow her mental decay make it easy to relate to the characters and the protagonist's fate. Really well done.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Really well done, but so sad. Definitely couldn't watch this more than once!

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Moore is phenomenal in this beautifully compelling drama. There is just something it lacks!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


This film was adapted from the book of the same name by Lisa Genova, and the story deals with a fifty year old woman who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. About as poignant and heartbreaking as you would expect, Julianne Moore plays the character with a depth and grace that another actress may have manhandled irrevocably. Read more at

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

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