PG-13 | | Drama
A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
According to author Lisa Genova, before Julianne Moore was cast, the part was offered to Michelle Pfeiffer, Julia Roberts, Diane Lane and Nicole Kidman, but they all turned down. However, they were all approached when Brett Ratner was attached to direct the film.
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.
(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)