PG-13 | | Drama
A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
This role marks the fifth consecutive character with a mental illness to win an Oscar for Best Actress. The previous ones are: Natalie Portman for Black Swan (2010) a dancer with hallucinations, Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady (2011) the former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher suffers from dementia, Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook (2012) who portraits a girl with neurosis and Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (2013) a socialité who suffers mental breakdowns.
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 ...
(at around 29 mins) When Alice shows up late to teach her class, she quickly unpacks her laptop. When she's connecting the laptop to the projector, she suddenly has glasses on.
$411,000 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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