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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Critic Reviews for Still Alice
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.
A modest drama, but Moore's heart-wrenching and Oscar-nominated performance makes this a must-see.
The movie is harrowing, as any story about Alzheimer's should be, but Moore gives it an extra layer of gravity and heartbreaking inevitability.
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.
The great strength of the film is that it never resorts to cheap sentimentality. The facts themselves are hard enough, crushing enough.
Audience Reviews for Still Alice
Really well done, but so sad. Definitely couldn't watch this more than once!
Moore is phenomenal in this beautifully compelling drama. There is just something it lacks!
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 http://www.bluefairyblog.com/oscarseries/2015/5/9/still-alice
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