You're Not You
First screened in November 2014
Director: George C. Wolfe. Cast: Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum, Josh Duhamel, Jason Ritter, Stephanie Beatriz, Ali Larter, Andrea Savage, Loretta Devine, Ernie Hudson, Marcia Gay Harden, Gareth Williams, Frances Fisher, Julian McMahon, Erin Chenoweth, Ed Begley Jr., Gerald Downey, Mike Doyle, Geoff Pierson, Danielle Kennedy. Screenplay: Shana Feste and Jordan Roberts (based on the novel by Michelle Wildgen). Twitter Capsule:
Withstands some coarse direction to start but piece finds a groove. Cast shows great sensitivity, especially Swank.
I.e., you start with one of those movies where an adult has no idea a blender needs a cap. But you don't end there. Rossum, Ritter so sweet.
Does not in every way transcend familiar tropes of disease or disability narratives, though Kate is an unusually quiet center. Dynamics, performances get more complex.