Still Alice

2015

Still Alice

Critics 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

Cast

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 (200) | Top Critics (46) | Fresh (170) | Rotten (30)

  • Writer-directors Glatzer and Westmoreland have written a rich, multi-layered screenplay that works equally well as family melodrama and as a meditation on language, identity and mortality.

    Mar 6, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • While Moore has deserved an Academy Award for years... the surprise is Stewart, who has left the twilight zone and burst forth as a creature of brutal honesty on screen.

    Mar 6, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
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  • The reality of Alzheimer's may be even harsher than its presentation here but that would surely make a film that would only dismay its viewers.

    Mar 6, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Moore's own face starts to become as bare a cupboard as her mind. It's more than the no-make-up look. First, lines of doubt and fear map her face. Then starts to come a blankness like infantilism.

    Mar 5, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • An absorbing portrait of one woman's interior landscape.

    Mar 5, 2015 | Rating: 4/5
  • This is an affecting and thoroughly worthwhile film on a very contemporary topic - with some Larkinian reflections on what will and won't survive of us.

    Mar 5, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Still Alice

  • May 31, 2017
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Sep 26, 2016
    Really well done, but so sad. Definitely couldn't watch this more than once!
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2016
    Great film. Absolutely fantastic acting by Julianne Moore here.,..so glad that she won the Oscar for this.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 05, 2016
    Very sad, but also very powerful. Still Alice is an inside look on how those with Alzheimer's disease and those related to anyone with the disease, and how it affects everyone.
    Kameron W Super Reviewer

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