Julianne Moore (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) stars as Dr. Alice Howland, a happily married and highly renowned linguistics professor. But in the midst of a lecture, she starts to forget words, and her family, including her husband John (Alec Baldwin) and daughter Lydia (Kristen Stewart) begin to worry when Alice loses track of time and important dates.
Alice is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease, and the whole family finds their bonds thoroughly tested. She's soon struggling to stay connected to who she is and those she loves the most.
Moore is already garnering plenty of awards talk for her role, and the film as a whole is getting a lot of praise for its sensitive handling of a clearly difficult subject.
Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland adapted Lisa Genova's novel for the screen, and have co-directed this one, which also features Kate Bosworth (Straw Dogs), Seth Gilliam (Did You Hear About The Morgans?), Hunter Parrish (It's Complicated) and Shane McRae (The Help). Still Alice will arrive in UK cinemas on 6 March.