Does it seem like a realistic look at the illness and how it devastates families. It signified how important they were to one another and how difficult it was for Grant to accept Fionas condition, but his willingness and persistence to stay by her side.
Flashbacks would have been more effective had they been used to tell about earlier events between Grant and Fiona that set up the story as was done in the short story. However, I think it was important for Grant to develop a relationship with Marian. Julie Christie, played her part brilliantly, with the ability to balance a person with Alzheimers enough so that it is clear her mind is deteriorating, but not too much that she comes off as crazy.
For Fiona, the awful truth is that perhaps Alzheimer's has been a kind of liberation, not merely from memory but from the self: As Fiona, she is both frail and formidable, as rich and complicated as love is in real life.
Was this review helpful. Until, that is, Fiona starts putting freshly washed pans away in the refrigerator. There arent just meaningful conversations; there is actual chemistry still there between two people after all those years.
Marian is a pretty witty older lady, and the dynamic of her and Grant is hilarious. Although the films humour is not very substantial, I think it represents the idea that life goes on.
Whether it be Fiona remembers Aubrey or Grant. And can no longer remember how to pronounce the word "wine" or what it means, even as she holds the bottle in her hand. I like that feeling of being in control, so not being able to remember simple things would really bother me.
The whole aspect of Alzheimers is quite foreign to me. In the beginning, between episodes of memory and no memory, I think I would really struggle with dealing with the disease.
As Fiona, she is both frail and formidable, as rich and complicated as love is in real life. The effort that Grant put in for this to happen didnt even matter in the end. Grant retired from the university and they moved out to the cottage on the lake, where the two have lived ever since.
For example, Fiona jokes with Grant about not remembering where he was going, later adding in a just kidding. I was very much moved by the relationship between Grant and Fiona.
Many films, for example the Notebook, and others that deal with people in their 60s and 70s, give off the idea that they are very sweet and sexless.
As time passes, however, he realises that Fiona and Aubrey are in love; to preserve his wife's happiness, he must protect the tragically damaged lovers, and this will mean a fraught complicity with Aubrey's wife Marian Olympia Dukakis.
Yet we know that it was expensive because Marian, the wife of Audrey, who Fiona befriended, took Audrey out of the nursing home because of the high cost. When they departed in the movie, Marian says to herself, "What a jerk.
As time goes on through the film, I really start to feel for Grant, because at this point I dont think Fiona realize what is going on. The fact that among the beginning of her disease Fiona still had memory of this, shows the significance it had on their marriage.
She knows when to linger and when to pull away, when to be loud and, more often, when to stay quiet. Begrudgingly, Grant signs Fiona into a home for people with Alzheimer's and other diseases incurred through aging. In the beginning, between episodes of memory and no memory, I think I would really struggle with dealing with the disease.
Marian is straight to the point, strong spoken, while Grant is more passive in his speaking. The last item that I believe the director wanted to address was the idea of a sexual relationship among older adults.
Another impact of the film on me, was the budding relationship between Grant and Marian. I think that the director, Sarah Polley used role of Alzheimers in the film as a metaphor for how memory plays out in a long relationship: There are no other seasons depicted.
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 94%.
May 04, · Despite the gravity of its subject, AWAY FROM HER is a film that provides its characters with redemption. Polley's script reflects an understanding of Alzheimer's and of marriage that is too rare in books and films%(36).
The act of being forgotten becomes pop-Bergman fair in Sarah Polley's Away from Her. If Polley's name rings a few bells, its because she was a rather prominent ingénue of independent cinema in the early '00s, her range swinging from. Away From Her (based on Alice Munro's short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain") is a beautiful movie.
It's not just about the wreckage of a disease: It's also a spot-on meditation on marriage -- the sins forgiven but not forgotten and the transformative power of enduring love.
T he Nietzchean maxim about the strong man forgetting what he cannot master is what this film brings to mind. It is a deeply impressive and intelligent film about Alzheimer's disease starring. The film Away From Her, is a screenplay adaptation from the short story Bear came over the Mountain by Alice Munro.
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