STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie
At age 16, an undersized army brat landed a part as a 12-year-old on a Canadian television show. Confident he could make it in the U.S., he moved into a tiny apartment in the slums of Beverly Hills. Three years later, he was struggling to scrape by and ready to retreat. But then came his breakout roles — Alex P. Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties and Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy — and a superstar was born. Michael J. Fox dominated the industry for most of the 1980s and ’90s, but a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease at age 29 threatened to derail his career.
Fox’s improbable story sounds like the stuff of Hollywood, so what better way to tell it than through scenes from his own work, supplemented with stylish recreations? Owning his own narrative, the actor playfully recounts his journey with intimacy, candor, and humor. In the hands of Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, It Might Get Loud), Still reveals what happens when an eternal optimist confronts an incurable disease.
2023, 94 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Davis Guggenheim
“The film is eminently engaging and impactful in its exploration of Fox’s journey and his overall message of hopefulness...”– Josh Flanders, CHICAGO READER
“Its poignancy and humor is amplified by its canny decision to let Fox tell his own tale.”– Nick Schager, THE DAILY BEAST
“A raw and powerful look at one of our most beloved actors. Never failing to bring humor and inspiration, Michael J. Fox’s journey is a recipe for one of the year’s most fascinating documentaries.”– David Gonzalez, THE CINEMATIC REEL
“If anyone ever thinks of Michael J. Fox as anything other than a legend after this film, they need to re-evaluate their priorities.”– Martin Carr, WE GOT THIS COVERED
“The beloved actor gets an uplifting, entertaining and truly cinematic documentary.”– Ethan Anderton, SLASHFILM
“’STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie’ is one of the best documentaries of the year.”– Danielle Solzman, SOLZY AT THE MOVIES