Away from Her is one of the best movies about Alzheimer’s disease because it uses the tenderness and sympathy of important characters. Basically, it tells the audience the story of one marriage that is always out of the memories of the wife, while her husband does everything possible to handle that. This talented movie was directed by Sarah Polley and its author is Aline Munro who has an excellent ability to evoke the lifetime in specific dialogues and images in their startling perceptions. The director took this material and found the right casting balance to provide viewers with the mercy of the simple truth.
Grant and Fiona Anderson have been married for more than forty years, and their marital life was happy, regardless of some average problems. They still look beautiful in their age, even if park benches look more inviting to them now. They find out that Fiona has Alzheimer’s disease, and the audience can see some early scenes where she is still healthy, but she makes some mistakes, such as putting a frying pan in the fridge.
This couple is retired and lives in a nice cottage surrounding by the fields that are great for skiing. They both look quite robust in their winter clothes, but they are definitely comfortable with each other. Fiona and her husband look just like standard models in specific retirement ads because they are athletic, foxy, and youthful. She has too much respect for herself, and he is pity for her spouse because she subjects him to certain decay. That’s why she decides to stay in the closest nursing home, and Grant has to drive her while remembering the adventures they have when they were younger.
In the nursing home, he is explained that he won’t be allowed to visit Fiona for one month to let her adjust to her new way of living. When he comes to see her, she is hard to separate from other patients and she seems to be connected to Aubrey while being quite indifferent to her husband, so Grant feels deeply wounded. It turns out, that this male patient has a wife called Marian, so Grant decides to visit her to find out about the possibility to move Aubrey to another nursing home. Well, there are other aspects involved in the plot of this well-known movie, and it revolves around this horrible disease that takes the memories of old people and affects the lives of their families considerably. This theme is important for the modern society because there is still no cure from this condition.
Away from Her is one of the best movies about Alzheimer’s disease because it uses the tenderness and sympathy of important characters. Basically, it tells the audience the story of one marriage that is always out of the memories of the wife, while her husband does everything possible to handle that.