Let’s do an exercise. Memorize this name and address: John Black, 42 Washington Street, Hoboken. Meanwhile, lets remember Still Alice, a film about the art of losing, in addition to the memory, the essence of oneself.
Based on the novel by Lisa Genova, Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland direct this film adaptation of the story of Alice Howland, a leading figure in the study of linguistics in one of the most important universities in New York. Howland, 50 years old, was diagnosed with a very strange variation of Alzheimer, same attacking early and is hereditary.
Alice is faced with the loss of self, her intellectual achievements, her memories. In a remarkable performance by Julianne Moore, the character is supported by a cast that we would not imagine in a drama: Alec Baldwin and Kirsten Stewart make us believe the story and we shed a few tears as we witness the struggle of this woman for trying to remain being Alice.
Now, without cheating, try to remember the name and address we mentioned earlier.
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