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Away From Her

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Michael Gibson

Away From Her

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
110 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/04/07
performer:
Julie Christie, Gordon Pinset, Olympia Dukakis
director:
Sarah Polley
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
Sarah Polley
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

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+