Away from Her

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Melancholy Alzheimer's drama OK for teens and up.

PG-13 2007 110 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

not rated for age

Based on 2 reviews

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age 14+

Strong performances on a complex topic.

A wonderful performance from Julie Christie (naturally), humanizing and inspired about a complex topic that does not get enough light shone on it from filmmakers and society at large. The story in the first part centers on Grant's experiences, emotions, and denials. Christie's character handles her fate with class and aplomb making Grant's handling of it a bit exasperating to watch. The turn of events that occur while in the nursing home make for an interesting conversation about our preconceived ideas around Alzheimer's.
age 18+

Emotional, thought provoking, well done

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