I am still me I am no longer me

Josue 2022-04-19 09:01:51

What is the scariest? Not working well? Unhappy marriage? Children fail? It's not right, you lose yourself.

Alice has everything she wants, and is satisfied and proud of her current life, but she is diagnosed with early Alzheimer's disease. It is because of her, who is admired by almost everyone, that she can't bear her own lack.

Alice wanted to go to the bathroom but forgot where. What she is afraid of is not that she can't remember the layout of the room, but that she is afraid of losing herself, she is afraid of forgetting everything, she is afraid of forgetting who she used to be, who she used to be.

She is a professor of linguistics, but she is forgetting, losing the art she has pursued all her life, which is like denying all her achievements. No longer the respected professor, but still a respectable patient. As his condition worsened, he still decided to take the pressure of giving that speech. When she saw that the lecture venue was no longer an auditorium but a narrow room, there were no longer students but a group of elderly patients like her. Helpless, but will still face it calmly. "I miss myself." Alice knew that she would become not Alice, but there was nothing she could do, she could only watch herself lose more. "At this moment, I am alive. I know that I am alive." She understood that if she had no dignity, it would be no different from dying. She had her own beliefs, so she chose to commit suicide.

But when the condition worsened, looking at the former self, when everyone thought it was coming to an end, the movie seemed to slap you in the face, telling you: If you don't live with dignity, then you don't even have the ability to die. By the end of the film, she's not Alice anymore, she's nobody, just a drag bottle, a walking dead. The daughter asked what the story was about and she said "love". I don't have the ability to love, but I still remember that I once loved.

The quality of the whole film is not outstanding, in general, the plot development is very slow. Peace of mind, soothing, worrying. The heroine didn't cry or complain excessively. It was convulsive crying, fear, and helplessness. Depressed but not sad. Am I still me? I am no longer me. In life, don't forget yourself at all times. who or wo? I hope we are still Alice, living in the moment and cherishing the present.

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  • Kole 2022-04-24 07:01:06

    After watching Still Alice, I didn't imagine the deliberately sensational and sadistic narrative. It is very touching to narrate the symptoms of Alzheimer's under the timely BGM. Alice's speech is very touching the art of losing. I really liked the different feeling of the scene performed by K! Of course, I stared at the green eyes completely at the end. After the subtitles come out, I will relive it again. Aunt Moore will have good luck in Oscar next year.

  • Dorothy 2022-04-01 09:01:04

    The director's approach is too mediocre and dull. But Moore is still good-looking and likes her rivalry with her younger daughter

Still Alice quotes

  • Dr. Alice Howland: I need something to read.

    Dr. John Howland: I thought you were reading Moby Dick.

    Dr. Alice Howland: Yeah, I was. But I got tired of reading the same page over and over again. I can't focus.

    Dr. John Howland: Well, that happens to me when I read Moby Dick too.

  • Dr. Alice Howland: When I was, um, a little girl, like, in second grade, my teacher told me butterflies don't live a long time. They live, like, a month. And I was so upset, and I went home, and I told my mother, and she said: "Yeah, but, you know, they have a nice life. They have a really beautiful life." So now it always makes me think about my mother's life, and my sister's life. And to a certain extent, you know, my own.