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Away From Her (2007)

Cast: Gordon Pinsent, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy

Director(s): Sarah Polley

Language: English

Genre: Love / Romance

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An accomplished directorial debut by Sarah Polley, Away From Her is a touching exploration of the effects of Alzheimer's, with a wonderful performance from Julie Christie.

Canadian actress Sarah Polley makes an impressive directorial debut with AWAY FROM HER, a film adapted from the Alice Munro story "The Bear Came Over The Mountain." The plot concerns the way in which the 50-year marriage of Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona (Julie Christie) deteriorates with the progression of Fiona?s ... [Get complete synopsis]


Jefferygn wrote on May 23, 2007, 12:45 pm
Hey Plonters, go see a real movie!

This is probably my #1 of this year so far. Terrific. Understandably sad and depressing, but wonderful. The thought of losing a loved one to Alzheimers is brought sadly to the surface in this great film.

Interesting too is that the lead, Julie Christie has been acting since she was very young, and was in, among many other films, Dr. Zhivago. Also of note is Michael Murphy who was Yale in Woody Allen's Manhattan.

Papamikey wrote on May 23, 2007, 1:02 pm

I have ZERO (0) interest in seeing this movie. While it may sound PLONTish to the extreme, I'm choosing my movies based on the ESCAPISM factor to pull myself away from the sad/dreariness of everyday life. I don't want a film to EXPOUND on this fact.

I've ALWAYS argued that I use my brain 110% of the time, constantly worrying about the mundane issues of everyday life, so when I watch a film, I want to give my brain a BREAK and enjoy the guilty visceral pleasure!

Though I DO watch films LIKE this on the odd occasion when I do need to release some pressure valves on the ol'psyche and have a good cathartic cry, but these are FEW and FAR between.

It's funny though (and I think we've discussed this before over a Works Burger or two), I'm actually quite FINICKY about the PLONT I DO watch....

For example: I'll watch "Zombie Holocaust" or "Dead Alive" but I WILL NOT (NOT EEEVER) watch something like "Delta Farce" which can be ARGUED to be PLONT-esque.

I guess it all boils down to I WATCH WHAT I LIKE.

Full stop.

motleymitch wrote on May 23, 2007, 2:18 pm
...or I watch what I hope to like.
I've heard nothing but good things about this movie, but like Mike, am not knocking myself out to go see it.
It's like when I go on vacation, I want fun in the sun and alcoholic girly drinks, as opposed to Jeff, who's vacations usually involve a tour of ex-holocuast death camps. Joy!


On a more serious note, my late grandmother had Alzheimer's at the end, so I don't feel the urgent need to relive that experience with this film.
Kudos to Sarah Polley though.
Papamikey wrote on May 23, 2007, 4:27 pm
Same here, my grandmother got stricken down by Alzheimer's as well, terrible way to live out your final days.

As for Sarah Polley, well - she DID star in the remake of Dawn of the Dead. So, is SHE the one to bridge the gap between PLONT and the Dreary-philic POT'ters?

Mmmmm- MMM! I'D bridge THOSE gaps!!

Jefferygn wrote on May 23, 2007, 6:45 pm
Ah... you're all hopeless plonters...
MasterWoodsman wrote on May 23, 2007, 9:22 pm
Face it Jeff, there's no hope for any of us.

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