A MICHAEL J. FOX MOVIE is a beautifully moving film full of nostalgia and humor — GeekTyrant

A MICHAEL J. FOX MOVIE is a beautifully moving film full of nostalgia and humor — GeekTyrant

I’ve been a fan of Michael J. Fox since I started family ties and then of course when Back to the Future was liberated, my young mind was overwhelmed by all the magnificence! Fox had an incredible career in the 80’s and 90’s and was in so many great projects and he was a superstar!

As a fan, when I found out that a documentary about his life was being made, I was excited to see it. This document is coming out in the near future and is entitled Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie. I recently had the chance to see it at Sundance and it was fantastic!

In 1998, Fox publicly announced that he had Parkinson’s disease, seven years after being diagnosed in 1991. As you can imagine, this was a huge blow to him. I remember hearing the news and it was the first time I learned details about what Parkinson’s disease actually is.

Fox struggled to hide his illness from everyone, but it just got to the point where he couldn’t hide it anymore. This film examines when Fox first learned of a problem and what he actually went through over those seven years. As you can imagine, it’s been an incredibly tough time for the actor.

But the film also explores Fox’s whole life and his wild and crazy journey to superstardom. What it was like for him growing up and how he ended up in Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.

The synopsis reads: “At the age of 16, an undersized army brat landed a 12-year-old role on a Canadian television show. Confident that he could make it in the US, he moved into a tiny apartment in the Beverly Hills slums. Three years later he was struggling to survive and ready to retire. But then came his breakthrough roles — Alex P. Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties and Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy — and a superstar was born. Michael J. Fox dominated the industry for most of the 1980s and 1990s, but a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease at age 29 threatened to end his career.”

It’s such a great story and it’s told in an incredibly cool and compelling way! It uses footage from its projects, including behind-the-scenes footage, and mixes it with footage shot for the documentary. However, the whole story is told by Fox in his own words.

It explains: “Fox’s unlikely tale sounds like Hollywood stuff, so what better way to tell it than through scenes from his own work, complemented by stylish recreations. The actor, who owns his own narrative, playfully narrates his journey with intimacy, candor and humor. In the hands of Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Sundance Film Festival 2006), Still reveals what happens when a perpetual optimist is confronted with a terminal illness.”

The film is an emotional and moving portrait of Fox’s life, but at the same time full of humor that will make you laugh and fill you with nostalgia as it transports you back to the 80’s and 90’s.

I loved this film and I am pretty sure that everyone who sees it will leave happy and inspired. It will come to Apple TV+

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