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3.2
1,356 Ratings

Still Alice

United States, France, 2014
Drama

Synopsis

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.

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Still Alice Directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2015 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Independent Spirit Awards

2015 | Winner: Best Female Lead

Village Voice Film Poll

2014 | Nominee: Best Actress

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2014 | Nominee: Best Lead Actress

Playing an elegant, erudite Columbia professor gradually losing her well-appointed existence to Alzheimer’s disease, Julianne Moore didn’t need to be half as good as she is in Still Alice merely to win an Oscar… Moore, however, goes for extra credit with the piercing specificity of her character’s slide into the abyss: subtly shifting the set of her jaw from scene to scene, she articulates newly evasive words with a determination that soon snaps achingly into defeat.
July 05, 2015
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While Still Alice shares a number of uncanny similarities with the modern maudlin weepie (tragedy, beaches, an excess of emotion) it never lurches into the realm of Sparksian melodrama. What keeps the film from feeling cloying or manipulative is its insistence on exploring the dissolution of Alice’s interior intellectual rather than sentimental world.
March 05, 2015
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Pretty straightforward film, and also pretty conventional (faces blur out when the disease starts to take hold of her, yawn), but Julianne Moore is excellent. It’s all rather terrifying. And Kristen Stewart broke my heart a little bit. Her recitation of the monologue in Angels in America, and the WAY she did it? I felt like I was holding my breath the whole entire time. Go, Kristen Stewart.
March 01, 2015
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