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PG-13| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
Long married, Fiona (Julie Christie) and Grant (Gordon Pinsent) find their mutual devotion tested by her struggle with Alzheimer's disease. When it becomes apparent that the condition is worsening, she checks into a rest home. Grant visits her a month later and finds that his wife has grown close to Aubrey (Michael Murphy), a fellow resident. Jealous and hurt, Grant finally seeks help from Aubrey's wife (Olympia Dukakis) when Fiona suffers a crisis.

Cast: Julie Christie , Gordon Pinsent , Olympia Dukakis , Michael Murphy , Kristen Thomson , Wendy Crewson , Alberta Watson , Thomas Hauff

Director: Sarah Polley

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Away from Her (2006)

Release Date: May 4th, 2007|1 hr. 49 min.

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fan reviews ( 4 )
  • December 13, 2012 loriebaxis
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    we are living this now with my mom. so true and touching! Bravo

  • May 22, 2008 kkarol25
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    Having been a caregiver for over 6 years I found very little depth in this movie.I found her too mentally well to go into the nursing home and he very much in his own ego needs. Again, there is that notion that we find ourselves through another person. So, there's that sexual part. I lead an Alzheimer's group with men and women and our dialogues were raw and tearful. We were too worn out to even think of adding on another relationship even with help from others or a nursing home situation. It isn't as understandable as you filmed and I am sorry you gave that impression.

  • May 22, 2008 stretchel
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    I absolutely loved this film - tho it was hard to find a theatre that was playing it...Julie Christie was BRILLIANT and is still so gorgeous.....As a daughter of an Alzheimer parent, I found the story very moving...Tho I thought Fiona had more verbal skills than most patients....Thank you for a terrific film!!

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