Wednesday, November 19, 2014

You're Not You: A Movie That Gives Face To The Victim Of ALS

I was invited to watch a special screening of the movie "You're Not You" last Nov. 18, 2014 at the SM Megamall Cinema 6. 

You're Not You is an American drama film written by Jordan Roberts and Shana Feste, and directed by George C. Wolfe was based on the novel of Michelle Wildgen.

The actors were great in their characters as they portray it. With the much talked about disease on earth this year that people needs to face challenges like Ice Bucket Challenge to be able to make noise about this kind of illness.

Movie Summary

The movie was centered on a successful classical pianist that has been diagnosed with ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) who's name is Kate. Kate's diseases have rapidly advanced that she needs a necessitating around the clock care.



Bec is a college student/rock singer wannabe who takes the job assisting Kate. 
The two find each other's strength through their weaknesses that Kate sees something special in the way Bec takes care of her.



You're Not You explores how two strangers can bring out the best in each other even in the midst of trials and tribulations.  This movie also gives a face to the much talked about ALS and will definitely make people more compassionate with victim of the said disease.

Initial release: October 10, 2014 (USA)

Director: George C. Wolfe

Running time: 103 minutes`

Producer: Hilary Swank

Genre: Drama

Stars: Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel

MPAA Rating:  Rated R (for some sexual content, language and brief drug use).

Distributors: Entertainment One Films   

My Ratings: Thumbs up and 2 popcorns on the side.

What do people say about this movie...

"Emotional ALS drama has sad scenes, strong language."
- Barbara Shulgasser, Common Sense Media

"Despite offering a well-timed look at the realities of the disease, the movie clunkily eschews cinematic creativity for emotional manipulation. Inquisitive ice-bucket challengers, consider yourselves warned."
- Marc Snetiker, Entertainment Weekly

"Tremendously touching - resonating emotionally beyond just ALS sufferers straight through to anyone who has mourned the skills or experiences of which they have been robbed." 
- Joseph J. Airdo, San Francisco Examiner

"This movie made me cry, seriously. Another wake-up call for the medical field to study further."
- Zheyme, Taste Of Goodness

This movie will be showing in Philippine theaters starting November 26. 

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