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Dr. Alice Howland is a successful linguistics professor, happily married and with three grown-up children. But shortly after her 50th birthday, she begins to display signs of a rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. As if that wasn’t distressing enough, Alice learns that there is a 50/50 chance her children have also inherited the gene. This is a moving, compassionate drama about how a family attempts to deal with devastating twists in their lives. However the film’s emotional strength lies in placing the audience inside the head of Alice herself, bravely dealing with how a brilliant woman comes to terms with her debilitating condition.
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