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Still Alice (2015)



Critic Consensus: Elevated by a gripping performance from Julianne Moore, Still Alice is a heartfelt drama that honors its delicate themes with bravery and sensitivity.

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Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.(C) Sony Classics

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Julianne Moore
as Dr. Alice Howland
Alec Baldwin
as Dr. John Howland
Kristen Stewart
as Lydia Howland
Kate Bosworth
as Anna Howland-Jones
Hunter Parrish
as Tom Howland
Shane McRae
as Charlie Howland-Jones
Seth Gilliam
as Frederic Johnson
Stephen Kunken
as Dr. Benjamin
Daniel Gerroll
as Eric Wellman
Quincy Tyler Bernstine
as Nursing Home Administrator
Maxine Prescott
as Nursing Home Resident
Orlagh Cassidy
as Primary Care Doctor
Rosa Arredondo
as Convention Facilitator
Zillah Glory
as Masha (Three Sisters)
Caleb Freundlich
as Young Musician
Charlotte Robson
as Young Musician
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Critic Reviews for Still Alice

All Critics (206) | Top Critics (57)

It's the intent of this moving film to capture something that for obvious reasons is rarely attempted in memoir or movie, i.e., the experience of the deadly disease from the perspective of the sufferer rather than the caregivers.

February 15, 2017 | Full Review…

The subject matter may be tough, and the end-point inevitable, but the message we take away is defiant and ultimately uplifting.

March 8, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Writer-directors Glatzer and Westmoreland have written a rich, multi-layered screenplay that works equally well as family melodrama and as a meditation on language, identity and mortality.

March 6, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While Moore has deserved an Academy Award for years... the surprise is Stewart, who has left the twilight zone and burst forth as a creature of brutal honesty on screen.

March 6, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The material hasn't been properly reimagined for cinema.

March 6, 2015 | Full Review…

The reality of Alzheimer's may be even harsher than its presentation here but that would surely make a film that would only dismay its viewers.

March 6, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Still Alice


Very touching and well-acted story of a woman being diagnosed with Alzheimer at a relatively young age. The unpretentious delivery and the everyday situations that gradually follow her mental decay make it easy to relate to the characters and the protagonist's fate. Really well done.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Really well done, but so sad. Definitely couldn't watch this more than once!

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Moore is phenomenal in this beautifully compelling drama. There is just something it lacks!

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Film Crazy

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