Away From Her However big a treat it is to see Julie Christie — deep, sexy and full of feeling — hold the center of a film, writer-director… Away From Her However big a treat it is to see Julie Christie — deep, sexy and full of feeling — hold the center of a film, writer-director…
DVD Review

Away From Her (2007)

CHRISTIE LOVE Gordon Pinsent is the husband watching his spouse fade away in Sarah Polley's deft Alzheimer's drama Away From Her
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CHRISTIE LOVE Gordon Pinsent is the husband watching his spouse fade away in Sarah Polley's deft Alzheimer's drama Away From Her
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 11, 2007; DVD Release Date: Sep 11, 2007; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Drama; With: Julie Christie and Gordon Pinset; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

However big a treat it is to see Julie Christie — deep, sexy and full of feeling — hold the center of a film, writer-director Sarah Polley is the real star here. The actress, who adapted Alice Munro's short story about a woman fading into Alzheimer's and the husband (Gordon Pinsent) struggling to let her go, has produced a remarkably sophisticated piece about a subject that could lend itself to schmaltzy hanky-waving. EXTRAS What a shame, then, that Polley is absent from the feature commentary. Christie, charming and vaguely disinterested, picks up the slack. B+

Originally posted Sep 07, 2007 Published in issue #953-954 Sep 14, 2007 Order article reprints
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