It has been several years since I have been to the movie theater to see a movie. It has been a few years more since a movie has moved me to tears. Still Alice was the current occasion for both. I was feeling more than a little stir crazy yesterday so I invested some precious dollars and went out to enjoy two or three hours at the movies.
The only awards show I watch on television is the Academy Awards every spring. This year Julianne Moore won Best Actress for Still Alice. Still Alice is a dramatic story of a woman who develops Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. It is the story of her decline into the depths of this horrible family disease.
It is not Action/ Adventure. It has no spectacular special effects. It did not come out in IMAX or 3D. It is simply a very moving human drama of one woman’s descent into Alzheimer’s and the toll it takes on both her and her family. Co-starring as her husband is Alec Baldwin who I think they could have done a better job casting his role. I think Baldwin is only marginally gifted as an actor.
I give the movie 4 1/2 stars out of 5. It would have got 5 stars if they had cast someone better than Baldwin, which should have not been difficult at all.
I highly recommend it. It is just as well-suited for a small screen as for a movie theater. So you can wait for it to come out on DVD or Pay-Per-View.
But DO see it. You will be glad you did.