Still Alice (2014)

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Still Alice is a film based off a book by the same name, written by Lisa Genova.

I read and reviewed the book several years ago but I had never watched the film version.  Something sad fit my mood to night though and Still Alice was the winner. Surprisingly, it was just as good as the book. I greatly enjoyed it.

Although this movie deals with emotional topics and is heart-wrenching at times, it isn’t a constant sob fest. There are lighter moments throughout that help balance the tone throughout.

Julianne Moore plays the titular title, Alice Howland. She portrays a woman struggling with Early-onset Familial Alzheimers Disease. Ms. Moore won an Oscar for this role.

The movie also stars Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, and Kristin Stewart.

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Very few film adaptations live up to the book and this is one that I absolutely think is just as good. There are some slight differences between the two versions, but overall, it is pretty true to the book.

Trailer

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