• Still Alice (2015)

Still Alice

Release Date: January 16th, 2015

PG-13 |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University. When words begin to escape her and she starts becoming lost on her daily jogs, Alice must come face-to-face with a devastating diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer's disease. As the once-vibrant woman struggles to hang on to her sense of self for as long as possible, Alice's three grown children must watch helplessly as their mother disappears more and more with each passing day.

Cast: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish, Erin Darke, Victoria Cartagena, Shane McRae

Director: Richard Glatzer , Wash Westmoreland

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Shriver Films, Killer Films, Lutzus-Brown, Big Indie Pictures

Keywords: Brooding, Transformation, Office, 2010s, Doctor, Emotional, Fall, Daughter, Son

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Ms. Moore, for her part, doesn’t need fine writing to create marvelous moments; some of her most powerful scenes are wordless ones in which Alice is looking anxious, confused or utterly haunted. When the script provides exceptional material, however, this extraordinary actress takes it to a memorably high level. show more

  • 80
    James RocchiTheWrap

    There's an extraordinarily tough and smart delicacy to Still Alice, and it stretches far beyond the writing or Moore's performance or even the sympathy of the circumstance. show more

  • 90
    Deborah YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    The toll the disease takes on the life of a brilliant linguistics professor is superbly detailed by Julianne Moore in a career-high performance, driving straight to the terror of the disease and its power to wipe out personal certainties and identity. show more

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Awards

Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)