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This review is from: Away From Her  [DVD] (DVD)
This is too sanitised a portrayal of Alzheimer's to justify the plaudits it has recivied, much as I am a fan of Julie Christie I don't think her performance here justifies the many awards. I have seen the impact of Alzheimer's at first hand, how distressing it is for the sufferer, and how it strips them of their dignity, there is none of that in this film. Christie remains poised and elegant throughout.
For me the best performance in the film is Kristen Thomson as the nurse, conveying just right note of unsentimental compassion.
The film does have a certain emotional clout, but overall the film is just too understated and glossy, too many shots of snowy lanscapes and Christie looking as beautiful as ever. Too little off the real impact of Alzheimer's
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Initial post: 3 Jun 2010 20:30:52 BDT
I enjoyed (if that's the right word) film, but I do agree with you that it does not show this ghastly illness in it's true light.
I agree about Kristen Thomson's performance as well
In reply to an earlier post on 19 May 2011 13:52:59 BDT
Eileen Shaw says:
Good review, making all the salient points. Good work.
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