Movie Night with the Girls : You’re Not You

Check out my eyes…our eyes! We are so singkit…from all the crying. I had such a great night with the girls at the special screening of You’re Not You. Regular screening starts today, 26 November 2014 at cinemas near you.

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It’s a Hilary Swank movie. Walking into the cinema, I knew I was going for a great treat and it did not disappoint.

No spoilers, but what is all about you ask and why all the crying?

Do you remember the #icebucketchallenge that went viral a few months back? I remember watching all the celebrity videos, friends of friends videos and even some friends. They were funny. But beyond that did you ever google what ALS was all about and try to understand it beyond the funny videos? I didn’t. *guilty*

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This movie showed what ALS is all about. But beyond the sickness it showed how it affects not only the family but the people they love as well.

What is ALS?
ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As with its most famous patient, American baseball player Lou Gehrig, people who are diagnosed with this condition degenerate as movement are slowly affected until the later stages that result in total paralysis. People who were otherwise healthy in their younger years start to lose control over the use of their muscles, and soon are unable to speak, walk, and feed themselves.

In the movie, Hillary Swank takes on the role of an ALS patient named Kate, a suave, successful classical pianist. She and her husband Evan (Josh Duhamel) are crushed when they find out about her condition, and he goes around looking for someone to take care of Kate as the condition progresses.

Bec(Emily Rossum) is a brash college student and would-be singer who can barely keep her own life together. At first, Evan is hesitant to get her, but Kate sees something special in the younger girl. When Bec takes on the job, they go on adventures of self-discovery and help each other find their own strengths through their weaknesses.

You’re Not You explores how two strangers can bring out the best in each other even in the midst of trials and tribulations. This movie also gives face to the much-talked about ALS and will help people understand the condition better.IMG_3696.JPG

The movie is distributed and released in the Philippines by Octoarts Films International and will be shown in theaters starting November 26, 2014.

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