true beauty

Elenora 2022-04-19 09:01:51

The director is Richard Glatzer.
A successful woman who has achieved success both in her career and in her family, only to find out in middle age that she has Alzheimer's disease, or dementia. Because of this disease, she gradually lost her career and faced challenges from her family. The film puts people in a moral and ethical dilemma they face in extreme situations, but it is in such a dilemma that she is bravely resisting, videotaping her future self and telling her future self what to do, public speaking , so as to surpass themselves in this tragic environment and prove the meaning of life.
The film can be simply summed up as the story of a successful person who encounters the plight of life and becomes a loser. The most moving part is the sense of reality of the film. Alice feels the smallness of her own strength and cannot resist the horror of disease. She struggled to resist. The film culminates with Alice's public speech, "But I still have moments in the day of pure happiness and joy. And please do not think that I am suffering, I am not suffering. I am struggling, struggling to be a part of things , to stay connected to who I once was. So living in the moment I tell myself. I thought the film would end here, but the story continues, Alice gradually loses her memory, and her daughter reads it to her and asks her what the theme is. She has lost her mind, and she just said "love". She has a strong sense of reality. Even if she struggles hard, she will eventually be defeated by the disease. In this sense, Alice seems to be reduced to a loser again, but as long as she uses Love to give, be grateful and fight, then you will not lose yourself.

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  • Bernadette 2021-12-01 08:01:26

    Aunt Moore plus one star

  • Kacey 2021-12-01 08:01:26

    There is no abuse of sensationalism, but it is too vain. Although this subject matter, I don’t understand what kind of mentality I should watch, it’s too sad... Moore is really good, although she does have many better performances than this; KS is beautiful (three kids It’s so good-looking, it’s a bit distorted), please continue to play a small literary film!

Still Alice quotes

  • Dr. Alice Howland: Good morning. It's an honor to be here. The poet Elizabeth Bishoponce wrote: 'the Art of Losing isn't hard to master: so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster.' I'm not a poet, I am a person living with Early Onset Alzheimer's, and as that person I find myself learning the art of losing every day. Losing my bearings, losing objects, losing sleep, but mostly losing memories...

    [she knocks the pages from the podium]

    Dr. Alice Howland: I think I'll try to forget that just happened.

    [crowd laughs]

    Dr. Alice Howland: All my life I've accumulated memories - they've become, in a way, my most precious possessions. The night I met my husband, the first time I held my textbook in my hands. Having children, making friends, traveling the world. Everything I accumulated in life, everything I've worked so hard for - now all that is being ripped away. As you can imagine, or as you know, this is hell. But it gets worse. Who can take us seriously when we are so far from who we once were? Our strange behavior and fumbled sentences change other's perception of us and our perception of ourselves. We become ridiculous, incapable, comic. But this is not who we are, this is our disease. And like any disease it has a cause, it has a progression, and it could have a cure. My greatest wish is that my children, our children - the next generation - do not have to face what I am facing. But for the time being, I'm still alive. I know I'm alive. I have people I love dearly. I have things I want to do with my life. I rail against myself for not being able to remember things - but I still have moments in the day of pure happiness and joy. And please do not think that I am suffering. I am not suffering. I am struggling. Struggling to be part of things, to stay connected to whom I was once. So, 'live in the moment' I tell myself. It's really all I can do, live in the moment. And not beat myself up too much... and not beat myself up too much for mastering the art of losing. One thing I will try to hold onto though is the memory of speaking here today. It will go, I know it will. It may be gone by tomorrow. But it means so much to be talking here, today, like my old ambitious self who was so fascinated by communication. Thank you for this opportunity. It means the world to me. Thank you.

  • Dr. Alice Howland: I was looking for this last night.

    Dr. John Howland: [whispering to Anna] It was a month ago.