MICHAEL J. FOX’s Movie Is an Amazing Motion Picture Filled with Nostalgia and Humor — GeekTyrant

MICHAEL J. FOX’s Movie Is an Amazing Motion Picture Filled with Nostalgia and Humor — GeekTyrant

I have been a fan of Michael J. Fox ever since I started watching Family Ties and then of course when Back In The Future released my young mind was blown away by all the awesomeness! Fox had an incredible career during the 80’s and 90’s and starred in many great projects and was a superstar!

As a fan, when I found out there was a documentary being made about his life, I was really looking forward to watching it. That doc is coming out in the near future and is titled Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie. I had a chance to watch it at Sundance recently and it was great!

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

Fox tried to hide his disease from everyone, but it got to the point where he couldn’t hide it anymore. This film examines when Fox first learned there was a problem and what he was doing during those seven years. As you can imagine, it was a very rough time for the actor.

But, the film also explores Fox’s entire 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 follow his dream of becoming an actor.

Here’s the synopsis: “At 16, an undersized brat landed a part as a 12-year-old on a Canadian TV show. Confident that he could make it in the United States, he moved into a tiny apartment in the slums of Beverly Hills. Three years later, he was struggling to break even and ready to retire. But then his roles came apart – 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 ’90s, but a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease at the age of 29 threatened to end his career.”

It’s a great story and told in a very cool and engaging way! He uses footage from his projects, including behind-the-scenes footage, and mixes it together with footage made for the documentary. Fox tells the whole story, however, in his own words.

It is explained: “The stuff of Hollywood seems like Fox’s incredible story, so what better way to tell it than through scenes from his own work, complete with stylish recreation? Owning his own story, the actor playfully narrates his journey with intimacy, honesty and humor. In the hands of Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, 2006 Sundance Film Festival), Still reveals what happens when an eternal optimist faces an incurable disease.”

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

I really enjoyed this film and I am sure that anyone who watches it will walk away feeling happy and inspired. It will be coming to Apple TV+

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