animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

still alice

This was a really great movie. In it Julianne Moore played a linguistics professor who develops early onset Alzheimer’s. Not surprisingly, she won an Academy Award for her portrayal–it was that good. It’ll have you Googling the symptoms of early onset Alzheimer’s for sure (if not, you’re a better hypochondriac than I). It had some other hefty cast members as well–Alec Baldwin played her husband and Kristen Stewart (who was surprisingly not annoying) played one of her daughters.

Brian doesn’t normally go for depressing movies, but even he liked this one. The only complaint from both of us is that the ending was open-ended. I see this more and more in books and movies, but my preference is for some closure. I mean, you wrote the story, so finish it!

My rating: 4/5