R | | Drama
A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
To show awareness for this disease many people did the ALS ice bucket challenge, Hilary Swank included. Then her character portrayed the devastating effects of this disease.
The only other person I saw up-close like this was my grammy. Every Thanksgiving my redneck cousins would bet against her lasting until Christmas. And 12 years straight they lost. 'Cause she didn't take shit from anyone.
Towards the end of the movie when Kate is in the advanced stages of ALS, she is shown sitting upright in her wheelchair and speaking in a labored fashion. Patients in this condition are unable to sit upright because the muscles in their backs are no longer receiving signals from the brain. The same is true of the muscles in the throat and jaw making speech impossible.
English, American Sign Language