Julianne Moore extraordinary in 'Still Alice'

January 23, 2015 8:07 AM

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"Still Alice" is an incredibly sad coming-of-age story. Most mainstream entries feature an adolescent making the mental leap from child to adult. This story follows the life of its protagonist from middle age to mental childhood.

If it didn't star Julianne Moore, it would be well worth skipping. But the exceptional way Moore plays Alice, a renowned Columbia University linguistics professor with early-onset Alzheimer's, lifts the film above its morose potential. You don't need to have a personal connection with the disease fo...

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