PG-13 | | Drama
A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
Julianne Moore reportedly researched Alzheimer's disease or four months before playing her part as main character Alice Howland. This included watching documentaries about Alzheimer's disease. She met with Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns, the Co-Producer of the film and the head of The Judy Fund, which partners with the Alzheimer's Association in the fight to cure Alzheimer's Disease. Introductions were made to Dr. Mary Sano, the director of Alzheimer's disease research at Mount Sinai Hospital. Through Skype, she talked to three women with early-onset Alzheimer's disease; she also visited a support group for women with Alzheimer's disease and a long-term care facility for Alzheimer's patients. She also undertook the cognitive testing used for diagnosing dementia with a neuropsychiatrist.
Dr. Alice Howland:
Help me find my phone.
When Alice's daughter, Anna, shares with the family that she is pregnant, she says she is five weeks along and already knows she's expecting a boy and a girl. Babies don't develop reproductive organs until about the 7th week.
$411,000 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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