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  • All the acting is first-rate -- Dukakis gives major dimensions to a supporting role. And Christie, a Sixties screen goddess in "Darling" and "Doctor Zhivago," shows that her spirit and grace are eternal. She's a beauty. So is the movie. show more

  • To say it is about a debilitating disease is as reductive as saying "Little Miss Sunshine" is about a beauty pageant. Both are intimate stories of family ties that bind but sometimes also choke. show more

  • Does the finest job of any film in painting a believable portrait of aging, capturing the sadness, confusion, anxiety and defiance of the early stages of dementia. show more

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  • 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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