STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie

STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie ★★★★

There’s some very deft use of archival footage here, sometimes to illustrate Fox’s stories and sometimes to undercut them. One really effective sequence goes back through his various film and TV projects of the ’90s — after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s but before he announced it to the public — and shows all the ways he tried to hide his symptoms with props and postures and various bits of physical business.

This might be seen as a compliment or a complaint, but when it was over I wanted more; more about his acting career and choices, more about dealing with his illness, more about his family and marriage, more about his philanthropy and his outlook on life now. What’s here is very good, but it does feel like there was a fair amount left undiscussed.

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