Best Actress nominee Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven, The Hours, The End of the Affair, Boogie Nights) gives a terrific, heartbreaking and unforgettable performance as Alice Howland, a renowned linguistics professor, happily married with three adult children. In the words of her husband John (Alec Baldwin), she's the most beautiful and most intelligent woman he's ever known. But Alice finds herself forgetting words—her stock in trade. Frightened, she consults her doctor, and receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease. Her loving family tries to support her, but finds their bonds thoroughly tested. Her children, Anna (Kate Bosworth), Tom (Hunter Parrish) and Lydia (Kristen Stewart) each meet the crisis in their own way. Lydia, an aspiring actress, has been at odds with her mother over her own future, and tries to mend the breach before it is too late. Alice's struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, poignant, and inspiring. Told with a quiet restraint that is more powerful than sentimental melodrama, Still Alice will touch your heart. Written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (The Last of Robin Hood, Quinceañera), based on the novel by Lisa Genova.
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Directed by: Richard Glatzer
Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart and Kate Bosworth
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They say that Julianne Moore is way overdue for an Oscar. But here's the thing. In Still Alice, Moore's performance as a Columbia linguistics professor exhibiting signs of early-onset Alzheimer's is so extraordinary in every detail that it should never have to be considered a payment for benefits past due. Moore shows us acting at its best, alive with ferocity and feeling and committed to truth. Still Alice, propelled by the blazing artistry of Moore's performance, is an emotional powerhouse. It will get to you. - BY PETER TRAVERS / Rolling Stone