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Highlighting the problems of people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. A wonderful depiction how helpless a person becomes. The slow, painless yet humiliating deterioration of mind and self.
Before watching this movie i did not really understand the meaning of memory loss. Specially for a person who has always been depended on rather than being dependent, a person who has too much self respect to live a life of a stupid person.
Oh yes! she’d rather die. She tells her future stranger self that she can’t live like that, she does not have to. She records a video message for herself telling that if/when she can’t remember being Alice, she can cease to be. But a some point she can't remember who she was along with the need to be the perfect Alice.
She knew she was going to go through it. She would have ended her life earlier, but perhaps she wanted to try, to try to be Alice for just a little more. She tried to be on her her own. She would rather pee her pants than telling her husband she did not remember where the bathroom was.
She knew it would hurt her, but she just could not give up. she had never given up on something in her life. But Alzheimer’s won, and it was not even worth a try. At first she was ashamed, but eventually she did not even remember that.
It might sound depressing but perhaps it is nothing compared to the mental torture and humiliation that she has to go through. No wonder she wished she had cancer.
Another aspect of the movie that i really like is the family, fighting along with Alice, loving her no matter what. The husband who gets frustrated yet never stops loving her. And most of all the daughter. She was never the perfect child, neither did she try to be. Loving her mother who was never satisfied with her. Loving her even when she did not remember she was her daughter. Caring for her when she probably did not remember what it was to cared for.