Still Alice Movie Review
by Michael Ellenbogen
Who Is Living With Dementia
I must say I was very surprised that they did a great job of what it’s like to live with Alzheimer. I also like that it had some well known actors taking part in it. While I have heard from many on how depressing this movie is I can assure you from my shoes it put a simple way of looking at it as it is by far worse than people are seeing. Only so much you can show in 2 hours. I do believe this will hit home with the audience. I just hope the audience is just not people in my own circle.
What I did not like is that they were referring to the familial form of AD. While that is a small percent of us who get it I don’t want the public to think it is so rare. I have it Alzheimer and I do not have the gene. I know many others in my boat and they do not have it. There are so many of us out there living with it.
The other issue I had was this was looking at it from a family that had all the support and especially the financials to make this much easier to deal with. I and many others will never be as lucky to afford that luxury.
Overall not sure how they could have made it better within that time frame.
What are your thoughts?
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Personally I had not had a chance to see the movie when I received Michael’s comments. It is only at one theater in my area on the other side of town. Michael s review got me motivated to take the time and drive across town to see it for myself. Thank you Michael! I found the movie extraordinary. I was however sadden that more people were not at the film. I also think there are a couple opportunities to due a spin off from this film to show more about life and love with dementia. I thought the actors did a fabulous job and I want to personally thank each of them for believing in the film.
This film will go down in history, as a life changer for dementia.
A Call For Action
I do however think it would be great for people to call their local theaters and request the show be played. Theaters need to hear from people. Theaters need to know people are ready and willing to pay for a movie on this topic. That this type of movie has a rel life impact on everyday people living in their communities and showing the film will help raise awareness of the dementia as a whole. Just like the movie Philadelphia helps people understand AIDS, Still Alice will help society look differently at dementia.
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