Probably one of the most emotional movies I’ve seen this year, it was a roller coaster of different feelings throughout the sad story of Alice. I walked out the theater as a complete wreck after having both smiled and shed a tear during Still Alice with Oscar winning actress Julianne Moore for her astonishing performance as the married mother of 3 who finds herself forgetting the simplest of things in the beginning and shortly discovering an early stage of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Alice Howland played by the both stunning and talented Julianne Moore is a well known respected linguistics professor at Colomibia university, one day giving a lecture she catches herself getting stuck mid-sentences and soon realize that she is forgetting little things, such a different words, places and names. This leads her to seeing a doctor who diagnoses her with Early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Now it turns into a day in and day out struggle to continue staying the Alice that she once were and making it all worthwhile.
It’s a captivating and heartwrecking journey from beginning to end, one of the best drama movies out there that crippled me from the inside out, from the story to everyone’s phenomenal acting, convincing you to the very core. The feelings it brought reminded me of Stepmom with Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon, another movie that every time I watch my soul splinters with pain. There is nothing more I love than a movie that sticks with you for so long, that almost becomes a part of your entire living, it leaves an impact and you won’t be forgetting it anytime soon.