Non-Sports Post: YOU’RE NOT YOU Movie

Got an invite to the exclusive VIP Screening of YOU’RE NOT YOU, a 2014 film starring Hillary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel. It aims to educate people about the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

As I admittedly do not know about the ALS and since a few hours in a movie house equates to a few hours downtime for de-stressing, I tagged hubby along, went to see the movie and met some blogger friends who went to see it too.

It was a great movie, an eye-opener to people about ALS as a disease and how it affects not only the person inflicted with it but also her/his loved-ones. Remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Now I understand why one has to douse an iced water to one’s self to show support for ALS. As it is, a person inflicted with one feels like a bucket of iced water has been doused on him/her. I just really wished more information about ALS was made known to the public for more people to appreciate the said cause.

Anyway, here is a movie, a touching somewhat entertaining way to educate yourself about ALS. Watch it, be touched, be learned and appreciate. It opens to regular showing on November 26 (Friday). Below is a sypnosis as provided to us by the organizers.

Thanks Marcie (Love and Light Productions) for the invite! It was truly time well-spent!

You’re Not You
2014 Film

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Kate is a suave, successful classical pianist just diagnosed with ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Bec is a brash college student and would-be rock singer who can barely keep her wildly chaotic affairs, romantic and otherwise, together. Yet, when Bec takes a job assisting Kate, Kate sees something special in the way Bec takes care of her. Kate and Bec find each other’s strength through their weaknesses. You’re Not You explores how two strangers can bring out the best in each other even in the midst of trials and tribulations. This movie also gives face to the much talked about ALS and will definitely make people more compassionate with victim of the said disease.

Initial release: October 10, 2014 (USA)
Director: George C. Wolfe
Running time: 103 minutes`
Producer: Hilary Swank
Genre: Drama
Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel

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