Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie (2023)
May 13, 2023 4:41 PM - Subscribe

Follows the life of beloved actor and advocate Michael J. Fox, exploring his personal and professional triumphs and travails, and what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.

One of the best documentaries on disability I've seen in a long time. Brilliantly edited using Michael's work to illustrate Michael's life.
posted by Stanczyk (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Watched this today. Really good! I’ve read one of his books too. Yes, he’s a celebrity and I usually have little patience for — I’ll call them — celebrity disease representatives. But speaking as someone with a different brain disease that causes broadly similar symptoms, I can say a lot of this rang true for me.

It was well told and seemed pretty honest.
posted by fruitslinger at 7:16 PM on May 13, 2023 [2 favorites]

This was really well done. It took me a bit to get used to the editing / dramatization techniques, but I think they were a really smart choice. My father died from complications of PD at the beginning of Covid, so this was a difficult watch for me, but I think they handled it really well. I'm really in awe of how much he was willing to share and be open - even just when he chose to let the camera be on. I hope it will do a lot of good.
posted by Mchelly at 6:12 PM on May 15, 2023 [2 favorites]

Beautiful movie.
Usually I find documentaries that do "recreations" and similar tricks disturbing, I'm taken out of the film wondering what's real, but this was completely different.
posted by Zumbador at 11:32 AM on April 27

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