Away from Her

If you’re looking for a poignant movie, check out Away from Her. Based on a novel, it’s a story about an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s (though Julie Christie, even at 66, is still gorgeous) and how she and her husband cope with the disease.

Oddly enough, she copes. He can’t.

A very accurate view of AD in many, many ways. It didn’t include the problem with aphasia (tip-of-the-tongue-itis), but it did portray a person’s confusion, danger to herself, and obsessive behavior.

And, naturally, it didn’t include hope. The capital “h” kind of Hope.

But I wasn’t surprised to discover that the director was a woman. She accounted for the subtle backbeats in the movie: touching photography and clever dialogue.

Sad, though. I would definitely recommend keeping a box of Kleenex nearby.

Well, maybe two.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.