Based on Lisa Genova’s 2007 novel, the 2014 film Still Alice follows the life of 50-something Alice, a linguistics professor at Columbia University, after she receives the devastating diagnosis of early-onset hereditary Alzheimer’s Disease. By turns somber and uplifting, the film offers a poignant tribute to a courageous, spirited woman and her supportive family as they cope with a terrifying illness that erodes identity and memory.
The movie’s cast portray their roles beautifully; for her performance Julianne Moore won an Academy Award for Best Actress. Even viewers who have not witnessed firsthand the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease will find the characters relatable and the narrative compelling. I highly recommend this film, which is available in our collection.