A new movie has made its way to the streaming services this week. It is based on the life of the actor, Michael J. Fox. Hence, the title of the movie is Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie. Here’s everything you need to know about it, including the release date and what it’s about.
Around the middle of the 1980s, Michael J. Fox was one of the biggest actors in the world. Back to the Future and, to a lesser extent, Teen Wolf made the Canadian-born actor the king of the global box office.
He also played the role of Alex P. Keaton, the most popular character on the hit TV show Family Ties. The young actor had the world at his feet, which he turned into a successful movie career with movies like Doc Hollywood, The Frighteners, and the BTTF sequels.
But a few years later, Michael J. Fox got some terrible health news that changed the course of his career and, in the end, his whole life.
What’s Still: A Michael J Fox Movie about?
The movie Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie is directed by Davis Guggenheim, who also directed An Inconvenient Truth. The synopsis of the movie is as follows:
The film, which will incorporate documentary, archival and scripted elements, will recount Fox’s extraordinary story in his own words – the improbable tale of an undersized kid from a Canadian army base who rose to the heights of stardom in 1980s Hollywood.
The account of Fox’s public life, full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss, will unspool alongside his never-before-seen private journey, including the years that followed his diagnosis, at 29, with Parkinson’s disease.
Intimate and honest, and produced with unprecedented access to Fox and his family, the film will chronicle Fox’s personal and professional triumphs and travails and will explore what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease. With a mix of adventure and romance, comedy and drama, watching the film will feel like… well, like a Michael J. Fox movie.
When and where can you watch the documentary?
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie will be available to stream on Apple TV+ on May 12, 2023.
The movie will also be shown in some theaters, so you can watch this emotional story either at home or in a theater.