Married for 50 years, Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona’s (Julie Christie) commitment to each other appears unwavering, and their everyday life is full of tenderness and humour. This serenity is broken only by the occasional, carefully restrained reference to the past, giving a sense that this marriage may not always have been such a fairy tale. This tendency of Fiona’s to make such references, along with her increasingly evident memory loss, creates a tension that is usually brushed off casually by both of them. As the lapses become more obvious and dramatic, it is no longer possible for either of them to ignore the fact that Fiona is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
25 Ratings
25 Ratings

94% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.1/10
  • Fresh 136
  • Rotten 8

Critics Consensus: An accomplished directorial debut by Sarah Polley, Away From Her is a touching exploration of the effects of Alzheimer's, in which the tender wisdom of Polley's script is beautifully complemented by a wonderful performance from Julie Christie.

14+ COMMON SENSE

Melancholy Alzheimer's drama OK for teens and up.

Information

Studio
Mongrel Media
Genre
Drama
Released

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)
Additional
French (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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