Away from Her Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1856

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 60

Theatrical Release Date: 05/04/2007

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Sarah Polley

Actors: Julie Christie, Michael Murphy, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Kristen Thomson, Wendy Crewson

Plot: A middle aged woman is diagnosed with Alzheimer's while her husband tries to cope with the effects of the degenerating disease including taking her to the care center, putting up with her unexplainable actions, and dealing with life without her.

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Rating of
2/4

Kyle(The Rebel) - wrote on 09/08/2012

Blatant rip off of the much better The Notebook. A few good moments, and Pinsent is as great as ever. Otherwise, the film has nothing going for it.

Rating of
1/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/25/2011

I couldnt sit through the whole movie

Rating of
3.5/4

woody - wrote on 02/05/2011

Excellent source material, the short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" by Alice Munro, helped keep this one from becoming overly sentimental or trite. A nice touch with the directing and a fine cast all around make it well worh watching, despite the unhappy topic.

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Franz Patrick
Franz Patrick
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Rating of
4/4

Away from Her

Franz Patrick - wrote on 12/24/2007

A whole new level of sadness pervades me whenever I watch movies about people who have Alzheimer's disease. "The Notebook" was the epitome of that kind of film but this one definitely takes the cake. I love how this movie did not end up as cheesy, which "The Notebook" kind of did. The characters remained composed from beginning to end. I imagined myself in the male protagonist's shoes and I can't image keeping it together if someone I love volunteers to check herself in a home, let alone finding her being intimate with another man, not remembering that she is married to me. I found it admirable that the protagonist found the energy to remain loyal regardless of all the pain he had endured. I love the tone of the movie and everything that came with it. Hopefully, I won't have to make the …

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