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.

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