This post contains spoilers for the book and film of Still Alice.
I’ve been wanting to watch Still Alice for a long time. Having loved the book. and heard good things about the film. So I was excited, but also a bit unsure, mainly because when I love a book I see every problem in the film.
The film did stand up quite well. It stayed quite close to the original story, and it certainly pitched a punch emotionally, although not quite as well as the book. The thing with the book which was emotionally hard were the questions to see how much she had forgot. They were in the film but they seemed less significant than in the book. Maybe it was because they were a word rather than an action thing, something harder to see than to read.
I was also put off by Kristen Stewart, but that was nothing to do with the plot or the way that she acted, her mannerisms just really grate on me. (And it doesn’t help that she was Bella, the worst character ever).