Directed by
  • Richard Glatzer
  • Wash Westmoreland
Starring
  • Julianne Moore
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Kristen Stewart
Screenplay by
  • Richard Glatzer
  • Wash Westmoreland
Genre Drama
Certificate

12

UK Release Date 21st February 2015

Summary

Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is a linguistics professor at Columbia University. When Alice starts to forget words and becomes lost on her daily jogs, she must deal with a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Is The Plot Interesting?

Still Alice tells a great but heartbreaking story that I feel needed to be told. It helped me understand what it means to have Alzheimer’s and the problems that come with having Alzheimer’s.

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Is The Acting Good?

Julianne Moore’s performance is one of the best I’ve ever seen. She captures the emotional side of the disease perfectly. Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart also add a lot to the movie with their performances.

Is The Directing Good?

Still Alice is so powerful and that’s mainly down to the good directing. I think the movie has great directing because Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland really understand the disease and just seem to get it.

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Is The Cinematography Good?

Although the cinematography is quite good, it isn’t the main focus of the movie. It does contribute a little bit to the tone and mood of the movie but not as much as I’ve seen before.

Is It Worth Watching?

Still Alice is a truly heartbreaking movie that everybody should see at least once in their lifetime. It taught me so much about Alzheimer’s, and about family, that it has stayed in my mind ever since I watched it.

4/5

All my life I’ve accumulated memories – they’ve become, in a way, my most precious possessions. The night I met my husband, the first time I held my textbook in my hands. Having children, making friends, traveling the world. Everything I accumulated in life, everything I’ve worked so hard for – now all that is being ripped away.

– Julianne Moore as Dr. Alice Howland