Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Moore Saves the Day as Alice

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Moore Saves the Day as Alice

Article excerpt

STILL ALICE

Stars: Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish

Director: Richard Glatzer

Reviewer: Megan Mackander

Verdict:

ALZHEIMER'S is a widely feared and misunderstood disease that strikes millions around the world every year.

And rarely does anyone want to face the harsh truths of the vicious disease, until now.

Still Alice follows Alice Howland, an upscale, intelligent woman, mother and highly regarded university professor whose life turns upside down when she is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's.

It's a rare strain and is genetic, which puts further turmoil into the lives of her husband and three adult children.

We watch her turn from a motivated professional woman into someone who is confused and frust-rated, grasping to keep her identity.

She slowly starts to forget things, where she is, who people are and loses all sense of self.

The story is grounded in cold, hard reality and because of that there are few cinematic effects and little music. …

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