I think that the if I was more aware of the effects of Alzheimers on a personal level, I may be more effected by the film and Fionas condition. I would have been more impacted if I had a personal experience related to Alzheimers, but still found the film moving.
In narrative terms, however, the erstwhile actress doesn't take any chances and sticks directly to Grant's state of mind. However, Polley stayed consistent with her depiction of a real life relationship right until the end of the film.
Grant retired from the university and they moved out to the cottage on the lake, where the two have lived ever since.
Some elements echo the minimalism he showed in The Sweet Hereafter, in which Polley starred. Take off the coat. Even though this happened, the two stuck together for better and for worse. And can no longer remember how to pronounce the word "wine" or what it means, even as she holds the bottle in her hand.
The connection that bonded Fiona and Aubrey together everyday was ripped apart, when Marian took Aubrey out of the home.
Whether it be Fiona remembers Aubrey or Grant. The humour in film provided relief to the tension of the film and also gave insight to the bigger perspective of life itself.
She has begun to show some forgetfulness, but it hasnt really progressed into anything serious. The director, Sarah Polley used a combination of humour and human intimacy to depict a true honest relationship of a long lasting marriage.
The whole aspect of Alzheimers is quite foreign to me. After watching the film, I could see why it received so many awards. Fionas acceptance of her diagnosis is shown through her swift actions and her positive behaviour such as humour, proves her strength of character.
The last item that I believe the director wanted to address was the idea of a sexual relationship among older adults. Like any rabid fan, Polley loves her source material and it comes out as a healthy boost to the film's veneer but a large detriment to thematic content. It also happens that Fiona has become cozy with a catatonic, wheelchair-bound man named Aubrey Michael Murphy.
In this case Grant reaches out to Marian, Aubreys wife to convince her that Aubrey come to visit Fiona. But the poetic duck-and-weave keeps the story from veering off into sentimentality. The parts of the short story Polley chose to omit could have been included in the screenplay without lengthening the movie had not Polley wasted so much time on meaningless diversions from the short story.
We are not given some cookie cutter idea of the marriage. Polley used the opportunity of showcasing intimacy among older people, as a sign that there is a reason why people are together for so long. Even her appointment with the doctor, she was using humour in some form to answer the doctors question.
The film focused around the story of an elderly couple, Grant and Fiona, who are forced to deal with Fionas diagnose of Alzheimers. Fiona mentions a younger woman, a student of Grants who somehow had an impact of their marriage. Another impact of the film on me, was the budding relationship between Grant and Marian.
It also gave hope the notion that there is something for him to look forward too, despite of his situation with his wife. Fiona seemed to miss Aubrey, but the mention of him decreased as time went on. I appreciated the fact that there was truth to their long span of marriage, such as the altercation between Grant and one of his students.
For example, the dialog that ends both the movie and the short story, was based on events that occurred earlier in the marriage between Fiona Julie Christie and her husband Grant Anderson Gordon Pinsett which were vaguely alluded to in the movie but much more explicitly detail in the story. However, in the end when Grant tells her that Aubrey was there, Fiona had forgotten who Aubrey was.
They didn't "forget" Vietnam: What about it is surprising if anything. He is attempting to cope with a new Fiona he doesnt recognize, nor who recognizes him. Munro's language, sometimes copied verbatim, works very well in fiction but becomes awkward in the film's realistic syntax.
I think the use of humour is a coping mechanism for Fiona, but also shows her strength of character. The relationship seemed very realistic, the dynamics between the two did not seemed forced by anyway.
In this case Grant reaches out to Marian, Aubreys wife to convince her that Aubrey come to visit Fiona. Grant wonders if has ever really known his wife, in all their decades together, and Alzheimer's has made explicit to him the fear that his wife has always had a secret, secluded identity which will be forever unknown.
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Movie reviews for Away From Her. MRQE Metric: See what the critics had to say and watch the trailer. AWAY FROM HER is a fantastic first film from a talented Canadian actress with great promise as both a perceptive writer and skilled director. It is also a lesson in patience and learning to let go.
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