My Academy Award for Best Health-Themed Movie of 2014: Congratulations to Still Alice

January 22, 2015 3:07 PM

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Some movies cause us to think about ourselves and society. An important issue for most of us is our health and our medical care. Each year there are a few movies that portray health issues important to each of us in our lives. Annually I name the best health-themed movie of the year, as I did with Dallas Buyer's Club in 2014. This year I have nominated 4 films for the award in 2015. Here is my choice for my Health-Oriented Motion picture Excellence (HOME) Academy Award: Still Alice.

Based on the novel by neuroscientist Lisa Genova and written by Richard Glatzer (who himself suffers from a degenerative neurological disease ALS) and Wash Westmoreland and Lisa Genova, Still Alice was produced by Lex Lutzus, James Brown and Pamela Koffler. But our impressions of the film are largel...

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