I'm glad I watched the movie because it gave me a good window into Alzheimer's disease. I didn't think I was gonna like it at first, cuz it definitely could have easily ended up being a little too public service announcement for my taste. But it avoided that fate by being very well done. My favorite scene was the last scene, which is a good example of the way to quote literature in a film the right way.
The only thing that makes STILL ALICE still a decent movie - is Julianne Moore's wonderful performance. Director Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland succeed to give a presentation about a daily life of someone who has Alzheimer disease. But I feel this movie just merely wants to inform me "this woman has Alzheimer" and nothing more. STILL ALICE would be an amazing movie if it's more explored. Worth watching...
I have no idea how accurate this is. I do not know anyone suffering from alzheimer's and i do not know if anyone involved in this film knew or knows anyone suffering from it but i believe this film was made in good faith. Sad, sad, sad. All wonderful performances from the whole cast. Shame there was no ending. Maybe it makes sense to end it there in the fact that it makes no sense at all.
It's obviously a very commercial movie, from the cast and sad music in the background to the dialogues and the whole story (white successful couple - would a stay at home mexican mom lose any less had she had the disease? -, and then there's a mexican maid, and Kristen Stewart's role4life). I did like Julianne Moore's performance and the fact the movie gets slower along with her character's disease's progress.