Michael J. Fox’s Still: A Movie About Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox’s new documentary, Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, directed by Davis Guggenheim and written by Fox himself, is an emotional, honest, and inspiring account of the actor’s life and career. The documentary, available on Apple TV+, showcases the highs and lows of Michael J. Fox’s life, from his rise to stardom in Hollywood to his battle with Parkinson’s disease.
A Little Finger Changed Everything
In the early 1990s, Michael J. Fox was on top of the world. He was a successful actor, with hit movies and iconic TV shows to his name. However, all of that changed when he woke up one morning and noticed that the smallest finger on his left hand was moving involuntarily. That was the first manifestation of Parkinson’s, a degenerative and incurable disease that would change his life forever.
The Rise, Fall, and Struggle of a Star
Today, Michael J. Fox is 61 years old and continues to inspire people around the world with his unwavering perseverance. Still showcases the actor’s journey with Parkinson’s in a way that is both heartbreaking and hopeful, through funny and stark moments that offer a glimpse into his daily life. From falling on the street due to lack of balance to the permanent rehabilitation sessions to recover a minimum control of his body, the documentary captures Fox’s triumphs and struggles with honesty and sensitivity.
Moving and Intelligent
The documentary offers an impeccable archiving and editing work that not only collects unpublished images but also redefines them based on the actor’s words. With an enormous emotional charge for character and story, Still is a proposal that follows the pulse of its protagonist. “Many believed that my illness was the end, but for me, it was a new beginning,” Michael J. Fox says, and the documentary proves that he was right.
A Story of Hope and Perseverance
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie is a celebration of the meteoric career of the performer, but also a manifesto in favor of life. The documentary highlights the optimism and activism that drives Fox to make progress in the fight against Parkinson’s. Despite his condition, he continues to move forward and inspires millions of people around the world to do the same.
If you haven’t seen the documentary yet, it’s a must-watch for anyone who wants to be inspired by the resilience of the human spirit and the power of hope.