Alzheimer's is a heartbreaking disease, both for the person who has it and his or her loved ones. "Still Alice" stars Julianne Moore as a respected professor who begins experiencing lapses in memory; she's soon diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, much to the shock of her family and friends. Alec Baldwin co-stars as her husband John, alongside Kate Bosworth, Kristen Stewart, and Hunter Parrish as their adult children. The screenplay was adapted from the novel by neuroscientist Lisa Genova.

Moore has already scored a SAG nom for her performance as Alice, as well as Best Actress at the Gotham Independent Film Awards. We've got months of awards season madness ahead of us, which means this is probably just the beginning of "Still Alice."

"Still Alice" is already open for a qualifying Oscar run in limited cities. It opens across the country on January 16.

[Via Empire]