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“Still Alice” movie quotes follows the story of a renowned linguistics professor who struggles to deal with an early onset Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis. The drama film was written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland as adapted from the novel of the same name by Lisa Genova. “Still Alice” opened in theaters in the United States on January 16, 2015.

In “Still Alice,” Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is a top linguistics professor who finds herself losing words in the middle of lectures, inexplicably getting lost on a familiar campus and having trouble remembering people and things like appointments. Alice visits a neurologist who diagnoses her with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, something quite rare for her young age.

Being quite the intellectual person, Alice struggles with this diagnosis, as do her family members including husband John (Alec Baldwin), daughters Lydia (Kristen Stewart) and Anna (Kate Bosworth) and son Tom (Hunter Parrish). But as Alice tries to take care of loose ends while her mental capacity is still with her, she also learns how to savor life, disease or not.

“Still Alice” is just one of several award-nominated films from 2014 alongside ”The Wedding Ringer,” ”Blackhat,” ”Taken 3,” ”Predestination,” ”A Most Violent Year,” ”The Interview,” ”Unbroken,” ”American Sniper,” ”Into the Woods,” ”Big Eyes,” ”The Gambler,” ”The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” ”Annie,” ”Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” ”Mr. Turner,” "Life Partners," "Comet," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," and "Horrible Bosses 2.
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What Does It Actually Feel Like?

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Lydia Howland: “What’s it like? Like, what does it actually feel like?”
Dr. Alice Howland: “Well, it’s not always the same. I have, uh, good days and I have bad days. On my good days, I can, you know, almost pass for a normal person. But on my bad days, I feel like I can’t find myself. I’ve always been so defined by my intellect, my language, my articulation and now sometimes I can see the words hanging in front of me and I can’t reach them and I don’t know who I am and I don’t know what I’m going to lose next.”
Lydia Howland: “That sounds horrible.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “Thanks for asking.”

Daughter Lydia asks about how Alice feels in her battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Alice explains and is appreciative that Lydia took the time to ask her. The two might not see eye to eye on all things but can agree that this is not pleasant.
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Where The Hell Were You?

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Dr. Alice Howland: “I hope to convince you that by observing these baby steps into the… into…”

John Howland: “Alice, where they hell were you?”
Dr. Alice Howland: “I went for a run.”
John Howland: “Well, I hope you enjoyed that because you completely blew our dinner plans.”

When Alice notices that she is losing her word during speeches and finds herself lost on campus during a run, which makes her late for a planned dinner with husband John, she begins to recognize that something may be wrong with her mind. She is, however, not immediately prepared for the diagnosis.
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Alzheimer's Disease, Early Onset

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Tom Howland: “What’s going on?”
Dr. Alice Howland: “Oh boy”
Lydia Howland: “Are you guys going to break up… or?”
Dr. Alice Howland: “No, no, it’s nothing like that.”
Anna Howland-Jones: “Mom, are you sick?”
Dr. Alice Howland: “I’ve been seeing a neurologist for the past few months and I have Alzheimer’s Disease, early onset.”
Tom Howland: “That, that doesn’t make sense. Are you sure?”
John Howland: “There was no doubt. She has the disease.”
Tom Howland: “But at her age it’s…”
John Howland: “It is rare but it has been confirmed.”
Anna Howland-Jones: “You’re so young, mom. I don’t understand that.”
Lydia Howland: “I did notice one or two things. You didn’t know Tom’s girlfriend when she came over on Christmas and…”
Anna Howland-Jones: “Lydia”
Tom Howland: “What medications are you on?”
Dr. Alice Howland: “Right now I’m on Aricept and Namenda.”
Tom Howland: “They can help slow the progress.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “No”
John Howland: “I’m afraid not. They can help alleviate the symptoms.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “But the thing, the thing is, that, John, the thing is that the type of Alzheimer’s I have is very rare. It’s familial. It’s passed on genetically.”
Anna Howland-Jones: “My god”
John Howland: “We believe that she got it from her father and, of course, we’re very worried that about the three of you. Now, there is a test you can take but it’s completely up to you whether you want to find out or not.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “I’m sorry. I’m sorry.”

John and Alice inform their children about Alice’s diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. The spectrum of emotions are all represented from denial to anger to sadness.
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I've Got Something Wrong With Me

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Dr. Alice Howland: “John, hello, sweetheart, wake up.”
John Howland: “What time is it?”
Dr. Alice Howland: “I need to talk to you. I’ve, um, I’ve got something wrong with me.”
John Howland: “What are you talking about?”
Dr. Alice Howland: “I’ve been seeing a neurologist.”
John Howland: “You’ve been seeing a neurologist why?”
Dr. Alice Howland: “They think that it might be early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.”
John Howland: “Honey, honey, that doesn’t make any sense at all.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “I didn’t want to tell you because I didn’t know anything for sure. They’ve been doing all these tests and I’ve really scared.”
John Howland: “That is completely insane.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “I got lost while I was running on campus a while ago and I can’t, I can’t remember appointments, words.”
John Howland: “Honey, we all have memory lapses. That’s a sign of getting older. the other day, I couldn’t remember the word, um, glucose.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “It’s not like that. It’s like something drops out.”
John Howland: “But there is no diagnosis yet.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “Okay”
John Howland: “Well then I think that this is ridiculous. It’s complete bulls***.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “Dammit! Why won’t you take me seriously?! I know what I’m feeling. I know what it’s feeling and it feels like my brain is f***ing dying and everything I’ve worked for in my entire life is going. It’s all going.”

Alice wakes husband John to tell him of her potential condition as early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. With her being so young, he laughs off this idea as ridiculous, which only enrages Alice.