Based on Lisa Genova's book, Still Alice was co-directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. Glatzer has ALS and communicates via a device much like Stephen Hawking (The Theory of Everything is another emotional must see) — listen to what he has to say about the actress. Still Alice is in theaters now in Los Angeles and New York (in order to qualify for the Academy Awards) but will be released countrywide on January 16th. If someone you love has Alzheimer's disease or if you've lost someone to Alzheimer's, I can't imagine this will be an easy movie for you to see. It wasn't easy for me; I pretty much cried the entire time. Expect tears but also appreciation for the honest and moving portrayal of a woman beset by this horrible disease, and her family's struggle as they come to grips with her disintegration.
I'd love to share the trailer but it's still MIA!