• Away From Her (2007)

Away From Her

Release Date: May 11th, 2007

DVD Release Date: September 11th, 2007

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

Production Co: Film Farm Productions, Foundry Films

Keywords: Wife, Love, Emotional, Touching, 2000s, Love interest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A heartbreaking elegy to mature love that honors the lovers and the long, neurodegenerative tango that is their last. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A feature film that's often astringent on the surface, yet deeply and memorably stirring. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The pain of watching a spouse succumb to Alzheimer's is given a particularly deep and sensitive treatment in Away From Her. show more

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