STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie – Review

Michael J. Fox doc spotlights actor’s vulnerability.

Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan

Michael J. Fox, an actor, author, and advocate for Parkinson’s disease, has a brand new movie. Titled Still, the film incorporates documentary, archival and scripted elements. It recounts Fox’s extraordinary story in his own words. Fox started his acting career at age 15 and gained widespread fame for his role as Marty McFly in the “Back to the Future” film trilogy and in Family Ties. However, in 1991, at 29, Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system. Initially, he kept his diagnosis a secret, but as his symptoms worsened, he went public in 1998.

This Apple TV+ film about Fox’s public life is full of nostalgia and is an eye-opener into the struggles never indulged before. Parkinson’s disease has significantly impacted Fox’s life, but he has never let it define him. It is amazing to see an optimist confront an incurable disease. He has become a symbol of hope for people living with Parkinson’s disease and has worked tirelessly to find a cure. His unwavering dedication to raising awareness and funding for Parkinson’s research has made him a hero in the eyes of many.

Director Davis Guggenheim does a great job highlighting Fox’s journey. The narrative storytelling will engage you as it delivers a candid Fox and celebrates his life. However, he does not shy away from including Fox’s darkest moments, such as his struggle with alcoholism. The intimate project is heartbreaking and emotional but not at all gloomy, as Fox showcases his strength and determination. He still has his iconic comedic timing that will make you crack a smile or two. His courage, determination, and resilience in the face of adversity inspire all of us, reminding us that no matter what obstacles we face in life, we have the power to overcome them.


I give Still: A Micahel J. Fox Movie 4.5 out of 5 stars. This documentary mixes adventure and romance, comedy and drama, everything that makes a Michael J. Fox movie. It begins streaming on Apple TV+ on May 12th, 2023. Read more Reviews on Nerdtropolis and Subscribe to our YouTube.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis. He is a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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