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Away from Her
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7.6 IMDB rating
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Gordon Pinsent Gordon Pinsent
Grant Anderson
Stacey LaBerge Stacey LaBerge
Young Fiona
Julie Christie Julie Christie
Fiona Anderson
Deanna Dezmari Deanna Dezmari
Clare Coulter Clare Coulter
Phoebe Hart
Thomas Hauff Thomas Hauff
William Hart
Alberta Watson Alberta Watson
Dr. Fischer

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Home & Away, A trip down Memory Lane!

10 years, 9 months ago at Sep 24 12:34
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''I never wanted to be away from her.''

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

Gordon Pinsent: Grant Anderson

Away From Her was slow moving, a snail's crawl if you... read more

A very good movie

8 years, 2 months ago at Apr 26 8:15
2 votes
Since I kept hearing some really good things about this movie, I was really eager to check it out. By now, I have seen several movies dealing with Alzheimer disease, the most famous one being probably ‘The Notebook’ but even though ‘The Notebook’ was a decent romantic feature,  it gave an almost cute view on this disease (on the other hand, would you expect anything else from a book writt... read more
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Away from Her is a subtle, poignant, and superbly acted drama about a long marriage that is tested externally by Alzheimer's disease and internally by the cords of attachment. Julie Christie (in an Oscar-nominated role) plays the wife, and Gordon Pinsent plays the husband desperate to ensure her comfort in the new setting while burdened with guilt over past behavior. Olympia Dukakis co-stars in this film inspired by an Alice Munro story.
Release date: 25 May 2007
Tags: Drama (8), Canada (5), 2000s (5), Marriage (4), Romance (3), 2006 (2), Mental Illness (2), Usa (2), Relationships (2), Love (2), Therapy (2), Snow (2), 2007 (2), Alzheimer's Disease (2), UK (2), Sex (1), Time (1), Nurse (1), Loneliness (1), Husband Wife Relationship (1)
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