Still Alice starring Julianne Moore – passes and book giveaway

By Alexandra Heilbron on January 13, 2015 | 90 Comments

Still Alice starring Julianne MooreDo you love reading books that have been made into movies before you go see the film? Opening in Toronto and Vancouver on January 23rd is Still Alice, starring Julianne Moore in her Golden Globe award-winning role. We are giving six winners a chance to own a copy of this book and get a free pass for two (valid at Cineplex throughout the run of engagement Monday through Thursday) to see the movie in Toronto or Vancouver. We also have six runner up prizes of a pass for two for the run of the engagement in these cities.

Still Alice is about Alice Howland (Moore), an accomplished professor who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and finds out that her worth is comprised of more than her ability to remember. The movie, released by Mongrel Media in Canada, also stars Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart and Kate Bosworth.

For your chance to win, tell us below which of the four leads in the movie you like the best and why! Winners will be chosen and notified on Friday, January 16 so please use an email address that we can contact you at to get your mailing address (it won’t show up on the site). Books are provided courtesy of Simon & Schuster Canada and passes are provided courtesy of Mongrel Media.

Winners are as follows – please check your inbox for an email from us! Vancouver book/pass winners: Evan, Natalie, and Stephanie L. Vancouver pass winners: Brandon, Arlene and Christine N. Toronto book/pass winners: Pearl Saban, Brenda Goldfarb and Rochelle Douris. Toronto pass winners: Rebecca B, Arturo and Caroline H.

Comments & Discussion

  1. Kaitlin MacDougall • January 13, 2015 @ 1:36 PM

    Julianne Moore is amazing. Her range of acting ability is one of the best I’ve seen. So glad she is finally being recognized for her work in this film and I can’t wait to see it.

  2. Colleen • January 13, 2015 @ 2:09 PM

    I came across this website in my search for the book, Still Alice. I like Juliana. I think she did a superb job in the role from what I could tell from the trailer. My Mom will be 91 in March, is still physically fit but has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Although early stage she does not appear to be aware of her deficits. She used to be a very vibrant social person but she has become disinterested in most social activities. This is very difficult for family to experience, so sad.
    I would love to win the book and the passes. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Colleen Ionson

  3. Rochelle Douris • January 13, 2015 @ 3:02 PM

    Of the four cast-members listed, Julianne Moore would have to be my favorite by quite a stretch. Sure, I had the hard crush on Mr. Baldwin in the 80’s, and loved him in “30 Rock,” he killed it in “Glen Gary Glen Ross,” BUT Ms. Moore has ripped her heart open on screen more than once – in my opinion her tour de force was “Magnolia,” however, it is hard to choose between roles like Amber Waves in “Boogie Nights,” the lost housewife in “Far From Heaven,” and the saving grace of “Hannibal.” She puts it all out there, leaves herself vulnerable and open, and allows us to believe we have really glimpsed inside the soul of her characters. I always want to leap from my seat to wrap my arms around her and protect her, somehow. What she does takes incredible guts. For these reasons and many more I can’t wait to see “Still Alice.”

  4. Shirley • January 13, 2015 @ 3:12 PM

    The book was wonderfull. My husband died from early onset Alzheimer’s , died fro the disease St 62. Can’t wait to see the movie.

  5. Linda • January 13, 2015 @ 4:18 PM

    One one my favourite actresses Julianne Moore tackles a tough role but handles it with elegance and certainty. Looking forward to seeing the full film. Will it be coming to Calgary? My mom passed this past August from this terrible disease.

  6. Linda • January 13, 2015 @ 4:22 PM

    PS … started reading the book and got halfway through when mom passed. Just finished it before Christmas. Amazing insight to how mom would have been seeing things.

  7. Debra F • January 13, 2015 @ 4:35 PM

    Julianne Moore excels in any role she tackles. Even though I haven’t seen the movie, I am sure she will be my favourite. Can’t wait to read the book as both my parents had Alzheimers.

  8. Kristy Brohman • January 13, 2015 @ 6:02 PM

    Julianne Moore is fantastic. She has such an incredible acting range and can play such a variety of characters. I’m really excited to see this film and see what she does with the role.

  9. Janis Fletcher • January 13, 2015 @ 6:29 PM

    I really like Alec baldwin. he can play a range of roles. i really liked him in its Complicated.

  10. Melissa • January 13, 2015 @ 8:03 PM

    I am in awe of Julianne but I do love Kristen Stewart a lot. As a somewhat shy and awkward girl myself, Kristen is extremely relatable and makes me feel a little bit more okay with who I am because she rocks it. She is never apologetic about who she is and you can see her passion for acting and the things she loves clearly. As she gets older she’ll become even more of a force to be reckoned with.

  11. Sandra • January 13, 2015 @ 9:11 PM

    I read the book before i heard that the movie was being made, and I think Julianne Moore did a wonderful job of bringing this book to the big screen. Her understanding of this diseases prior to making the film really shows and i think it’s great that she is receiving recognition for her work. However, I have always been a fan of Kristen Stewart as i have seen all her movies and i think she did a great job with her role as Lydia.

  12. Joanne Thompson • January 13, 2015 @ 9:19 PM

    Julianne Moore is an amazing and versatile actress. One of my favorite roles for her was Linda in Magnolia. She was definitely memorable in The Great Lebowski

  13. Lori P • January 13, 2015 @ 9:55 PM

    I like Julianne Moore because she always takes difficult roles and runs with them. Her performances are always capable, compelling, and very memorable.

  14. Bonnie • January 13, 2015 @ 10:26 PM

    Julianne Moore is my favourite of the 4 leads because she is Alice, who is the main character, and I have heard that her performance is extraordinary.

  15. Christine • January 14, 2015 @ 2:57 AM

    Still Alice is a book I have recommended to many of my book-loving friends. When I saw that Julianne Moore was cast as Alice, I thought, “Of course!” The first film I saw her in was Shipping News. What a great actress!

  16. Florence C • January 14, 2015 @ 7:56 AM

    Julianne Moore is a great actress. I am a long time fan of her work. I heard that she do not disappoint in this movie.

  17. Evan • January 14, 2015 @ 8:35 AM

    I would love to win prizing for Still Alice (Vancouver market). Julianne Moore is my fave of the film’s leads, and she’s easily one of the most consistent acting talents in recent decades. Always picks good roles & delivers strong performances. Thank you.

  18. Claire • January 14, 2015 @ 1:23 PM

    After losing my Dad to this dreadful disease I just want to see it all the more!!!

  19. Lisa Penney • January 14, 2015 @ 1:26 PM

    Julianna Moore is the absolute bomb! I’ve loved her in pretty much everything I’ve seen her in. She really commits. And she’s an absolute beauty!

  20. Claire • January 14, 2015 @ 1:26 PM

    This movie is a must see after losing my Dad I really want to see this movie.

  21. colleen tsoukalas • January 14, 2015 @ 1:27 PM

    Love Julianne Moore as a lead because she is so intense and believable. Redhead, too!

  22. Amanda • January 14, 2015 @ 1:27 PM

    Julianne Moore is a strong and passionate actress. She always performs well.

  23. colleen tsoukalas • January 14, 2015 @ 1:28 PM

    Julianne Moore is such an intense and believable lead. Redhead, too.

  24. Craig • January 14, 2015 @ 1:28 PM

    Kate Bosworth is hot

  25. sherry simons • January 14, 2015 @ 1:30 PM

    I have always been a Julianne Moore fan. She is an amazing actor!

  26. Janice F • January 14, 2015 @ 1:32 PM

    I’m a fan of Kate Bosworth but am really interested in seeing this movie for Julianne Moore’s Golden Globe performance. Seeing how my grandmother was as she battled Alzheimers, I’d like to see how Julianne plays the role. Thank you for the giveaway!

  27. Toby • January 14, 2015 @ 1:36 PM

    Julianne Moore always comes through and I’m sure she’ll do just the same with this role! Would love the book!

  28. Toby • January 14, 2015 @ 1:36 PM

    Julianne Moore always comes through and I’m sure she’ll do just the same with this role! Would love the book!

  29. Toby • January 14, 2015 @ 1:36 PM

    Julianne Moore always comes through and I’m sure she’ll do just the same with this role! Would love the book!

  30. Gloria W • January 14, 2015 @ 1:38 PM

    Out of the our cast members listed, Julianne Moore is my favorite. She’s a great actress and I’ve enjoyed every film of her’s I’ve seen.

  31. Amanda M • January 14, 2015 @ 1:40 PM

    Julianne Moore for sure! She is such an amazing actress and cannot do a bad job. Any movie she is in is worth a look as shes doesnt commit to movies that are bad. So looking forward to seeing this, I have heard great things.

  32. Yung Quach • January 14, 2015 @ 1:50 PM

    Read an article about Still Alice. Very insightful.
    Like all the casts, espically the unique Julianna, and will love to watch them performed.

  33. brandon forsyth • January 14, 2015 @ 1:50 PM

    Alec Baldwin is my favorite as I am a big 30 rock fan.

  34. Hung T. Quach • January 14, 2015 @ 1:55 PM

    Julianna is my choice.
    Will definitely watch her movie

  35. Edna • January 14, 2015 @ 1:56 PM

    Julianne Moore is my favorite lead because she is so intense and believable.

  36. Susan T. • January 14, 2015 @ 1:59 PM

    I love Julianne Moore. She is such a great actress and an elegant and beautiful woman!

  37. Sidney Yuen • January 14, 2015 @ 2:00 PM

    My favourite lead in this movie would be Julianne Moore because she is such a Talented Versatile actress and also because I had the most Memorable TIFF 2013 moment meeting her at the Red Carpet for her TIFF film MAPS TO THE STARS!:) She was so Sweet and Nice and Accomodating taking Pics and Signing Autographs with her many fans at the TIFF Red Carpet–What an Elegant Lovely Actress Julianne is–I just love her!!!

  38. David Roy • January 14, 2015 @ 2:02 PM

    Julianne Moore is good in every role she is in. It’s about time that she won a Golden Globe.

  39. Chris M • January 14, 2015 @ 2:04 PM

    I just started reading the book. It scares the crap out of me.
    Alzheimers disease is horrid, nevermind early onset.
    I love the idea of Julianne Moore playing Alice and she will be riveting in this movie. The other leads will be great as well. Looking forward to it but bringing my Kleenex.

  40. christina • January 14, 2015 @ 2:12 PM

    I loved this book when I read it a few years ago and was very happy they were going to bring it to the scene. My relief when I discovered Julianne Moore as the lead character was instantanious: she will be perfect for this role and so compelling. Her acting really fails to move me and she is most effective in her role compared to the rest of the listed castmates. Can’t wait for it’s release- the trailer is wonderful.

  41. Patrick Tham • January 14, 2015 @ 2:35 PM

    My Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer back in 2010 and even though his condition is stable now, it’s been a challenge for the family. Particularly for my Mum who is his primary caregiver at home. I read the book a few years back and subsequent to that, I had an opportunity to meet the author Lisa Genova who was very nice and even autographed a copy of Still Alice for Mum & Dad. Julianne Moore is an amazing actress and I would love to see her in the movie. Still Alice is a powerful story about despair & hope that needs to be told and shared with everyone!

  42. Pat • January 14, 2015 @ 2:36 PM

    Julianne Moore is an amazing actress. I am looking forward to seeing this great movie.

  43. Violet P • January 14, 2015 @ 2:39 PM

    Julianne as this would be a difficult role to do well. I read the book and would be great to see the movie!

  44. Kevin R • January 14, 2015 @ 2:58 PM

    Julianne Moore, she’s a great actress

  45. diane king • January 14, 2015 @ 3:01 PM

    Julianne Moore –she’s one of my favorite actress and love her style!!!

  46. Jennifer M • January 14, 2015 @ 3:07 PM

    I love Julianne Moore. I read this book and I think she will be amazing in the role. She’s a great actress and very likable and down to earth.

  47. Shelly e. • January 14, 2015 @ 3:08 PM

    Julianne Moore is fantastic. She has such an incredible acting range and can play such diverse characters and makes you believe every one of them, and pulls you into their lives.

  48. Pearl Saban • January 14, 2015 @ 3:16 PM

    Julianne Moore is usch a powerful actress who has honed her skill in a variety of roles she was cast in.
    I know of the book — seeing it on the big screen would be rather interesting for comparison’s sake.

  49. Ten • January 14, 2015 @ 3:27 PM

    definitely Julianne Moore and the character she plays. It must have been very challenging emotionally to play. I bet it will be as emotional for the audience to watch. Would love to win this prize! Thanks for the chance

  50. Karen • January 14, 2015 @ 3:32 PM

    Julianne Moore — I’ve never been disappointed by her performances, even when the rest of the movie isn’t up to her standard. I’m sure this will be another great one!

  51. Natalie • January 14, 2015 @ 3:47 PM

    Julianne Moore was a perfect choice for this role – I have not doubt that she portrays this role emotionally and beautifully. I’m glad they made this into a movie – so many women and men are getting diagnoses of early onset dementia’s and alzheimer’s.

  52. Susan Mook • January 14, 2015 @ 3:53 PM

    I look forward to seeing Kirsten Stewart in this remake of the book Still Alice. The character she plays is just so very interesting – and deals with so much in this story. I’d love to meet/see all the 4 leads, but Kirsten Stewart is on the top of the list for me.

  53. Renée-Louise Hamel • January 14, 2015 @ 4:32 PM

    Love Julianne Moore as we can relate to her. She is always so believable.

  54. paula • January 14, 2015 @ 4:50 PM

    Julianne Moore makes some great movies. She is my favourite in this movie

  55. Linda C • January 14, 2015 @ 4:54 PM

    Julianne Moore is my favourite. She is a great actor.

  56. siu fong • January 14, 2015 @ 5:11 PM

    Julianne Moore..brings great sensitivity to every role she plays.

  57. Lori Whetstone • January 14, 2015 @ 5:15 PM

    I love Julianne Moore! She always seems so down to earth and transparent!

  58. Alayne Langford • January 14, 2015 @ 5:23 PM

    I would choose Julianne Moore to be the best lead in Still Alice. She has a way of drawing us in and believing the character she is portraying. Julianne Moore seems to take on very challenging roles and never disappoints!

  59. Andrea • January 14, 2015 @ 5:28 PM

    I would choose Julianne Moore hands down. We really see how well she fits the character, especially because she has to show that vulnerability and sensitivity. I can’t wait to see this movie! It’s going to be awesome!

  60. Marian Gandour • January 14, 2015 @ 5:30 PM

    Julianne Moore never credited enough. She’s amazing actress.

  61. Susan • January 14, 2015 @ 5:38 PM

    Julianne Moore is my favourite as she really takes on the character in the movie.

  62. Irene B. • January 14, 2015 @ 5:41 PM

    Julianne Moore is my favourite because she is an amazing actress. She morphs into the character.

  63. Lesley de la Salle • January 14, 2015 @ 5:55 PM

    This is a tough one, hard to pick with this cast, but if I have to, I would pick Alec Baldwin, he just is one of those actors that just works, he makes the role believable, he is good at pulling everything together. And it doesn’t hurt that he is nice to look at;)

  64. mary mary • January 14, 2015 @ 6:14 PM

    Julianne Moore is quite a good actress and seems to get better with time even, always in great movies

  65. Brenda Goldfarb • January 14, 2015 @ 6:18 PM

    Julianne Moore is my favourite of the lead actors – she’s extremely talented!

  66. September Dee • January 14, 2015 @ 6:21 PM

    Kate Bosworth. Style, talent beauty and grace. Need not say more.

  67. Rebecca • January 14, 2015 @ 6:28 PM

    Julianne Moore is certainly my choice here. I can’t imagine this complex role could be played by just any actress. Julianne is undeniably beautiful but captivates the audience with her authenticity. I love watching her in movies and I can’t wait to see one of my favourite books played out on the big screen!

  68. Lori • January 14, 2015 @ 6:28 PM

    Julianne Moore’s character speaks to me most since as a middle aged woman I am worried about ending up in her exact situation.

  69. Sunshine H • January 14, 2015 @ 7:44 PM

    I have always enjoyed Julianne Moore’s variety of characters that she has played. She consistently brings strength and vulnerability to her roles.

  70. Stacy • January 14, 2015 @ 7:48 PM

    I will be honest, I am not crazy about any of the cast but I do like to go to movies.

  71. Jojo • January 14, 2015 @ 9:32 PM

    It is a great cast, I like them all, but the one who stands out to me is Kate Bosworth. Feels like it has been awhile since I have seen her in a movie and really look forward to see her.

    She gives off a girl next door vibe, but have a natural beauty about her.

  72. Kara King • January 14, 2015 @ 10:29 PM

    Julianne Moore always puts it all out there in her roles, she goes for it and blows us away every time.

  73. Leslie Hackman • January 15, 2015 @ 12:46 AM

    Julianne Moore. Such a great actor & can’t wait to see her in Still Alice. Loved the book. Alzheimer’s eventually stole someone close to me, many years before she passed. So sad!

  74. Stephanie Llewellyn • January 15, 2015 @ 3:41 AM

    I love Julianne Moore, she made me cry in Magnolia. She’s had so many good roles, this looks like another great one.

  75. Sophia • January 15, 2015 @ 4:45 AM

    I’m partial to Julianne Moore. She is a joy to watch onscreen and I think her body of work speaks volumes about her extraordinary talent. I missed Still Alice when it premiered at TIFF, but I do remember the positive buzz that was going around about the movie and Moore’s performance. Now that she has won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Alice, I’m even more excited to catch Julianne in what is most certainly another career-defining role for her.

  76. TW • January 15, 2015 @ 9:15 AM

    Julianne Moore is my fav. She is talented and all class!

  77. Arturo • January 15, 2015 @ 9:37 AM

    Julianne Moore is my favorite; always have been. I’m glad she got won the Golden Globe for Best Actress and got nominated for an Academy Award. Hope she wins.

  78. Caroline • January 15, 2015 @ 9:37 AM

    Julianne Moore, hands down. She always brings a certain grace and conviction to her roles. Love her!

  79. Valerie • January 15, 2015 @ 9:44 AM

    Julianne Moore of course! She is such an amazing actress and has played such diverse roles!

  80. DougG. • January 15, 2015 @ 10:28 AM

    Julianne Moore is my favourite! Her performances are brilliant and she always seems to know how to subtly reveal the inner turmoil of her characters. Also like that she’s an avid reader like me !

  81. Karine • January 15, 2015 @ 11:16 AM

    I like Alec Baldwin, always liked his movies!

  82. Arlene C • January 15, 2015 @ 11:29 AM

    I love Julianne Moore as an actor ever since her soap opera days.

  83. Milena • January 15, 2015 @ 2:17 PM

    Julianne Moore – she is a great talent and a gracious lady

  84. Angela C. • January 15, 2015 @ 6:40 PM

    Julianne Moore because she is such a versatile actress.

  85. Alison K • January 15, 2015 @ 6:42 PM

    Of the four leads in the movie, Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart and Kate Bosworth, I would have to say I like Julianne Moore the best. She carries herself with grace & elegance both on & off screen. Maybe it’s an old world glamour thing but I still put movie stars in high regard & she seems to be the only one without controversy. Yeah, I just like her best. Thanks

  86. Michelle L • January 15, 2015 @ 11:32 PM

    Id say Julianne Moore is my favorite of the 4 leads.

  87. Rajbinder Kaur • January 16, 2015 @ 12:41 AM

    Definitely Julianne Moore! Her talent is beyond exceptional, would love to see her performance in this role. Cheers

  88. Renee Robinson • January 16, 2015 @ 1:30 AM

    julieanne Moore will be perfect as Alice. I loved the book and recommended it to many people. It’s very thought provoking about a support group, not for the care-givers, but for those living with this.

  89. Jennifer Lo • January 16, 2015 @ 12:03 PM

    I love Julianne Moore b/c she’s an incredible actress!

  90. marijana market • January 16, 2015 @ 2:24 PM

    Julianne Moore is amazing. Her range of acting ability is ONE of the best Ive seen. So glad she is finally being recognized for her work in this film and I cant wait to see it.

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