Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie
Television release poster
Directed byDavis Guggenheim
Produced by
  • Davis Guggenheim
  • Annetta Marion
  • Jonathan King
  • Will Cohen
StarringMichael J. Fox
CinematographyC. Kim Miles
Edited byMichael Harte
Music byJohn Powell
Production
company
Distributed byApple TV+
Release dates
  • January 20, 2023 (2023-01-20) (Sundance)
  • May 12, 2023 (2023-05-12) (United States)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie is a 2023 American documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about the life of actor Michael J. Fox and his struggle with Parkinson's disease.[1] The film premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, and was then released on May 12, 2023, on Apple TV+.[2][3][4]

The project won the award for Best Documentary Film from the National Board of Review and received seven nominations at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards, including for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special, and five nominations (eventually winning them all) at the 8th Critics' Choice Documentary Awards, including Best Documentary Feature.[5]

Reception

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 99% of 153 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 8.2/10. The website's consensus reads: "Poignant and profound, Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie offers a captivating inside look at the life and career of a beloved entertainer."[6] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 78 out of 100, based on 35 critics, indicating "generally favorable" reviews.[7]

Christy Lemire of RogerEbert.com gave the film three and a half out of four stars and wrote, "This could have been mawkish—an "eat your vegetables" movie about an inspirational figure overcoming adversity. But keeping Fox's self-effacing, no-nonsense voice as a through-line consistently buoys 'Still.'"[1]

Accolades

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2023 Critics' Choice Documentary Awards Best Documentary Feature Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie Won [8]
Best Biographical Documentary Won
Best Director Davis Guggenheim Won
Best Narration Michael J. Fox Won
Best Editing Michael Harte Won
Hollywood Music in Media Awards Best Original Score in a Documentary John Powell Won [9]
2024 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special Nelle Fortenberry, Laurene Powell Jobs and Nicole Stott, executive producers; Davis Guggenheim, Annetta Marion, Jonathan King and Will Cohen, produced by Won [10]
Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program C. Kim Miles, Clair Popkin and Julia Liu Nominated
Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program Davis Guggenheim Won
Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program Michael Harte Won
Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic Score) John Powell Won
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Or Reality Program (Single Or Multi-Camera) Michael Feuser, Rich Bologna, Wyatt Sprague, Heather Gross, Bill Bernstein Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera) Skip Lievsay, Benjamin Berger, Martin Kittappa and Lily van Leeuwen Nominated

References

  1. ^ a b Lemire, Christy (May 12, 2023). "STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie". RogerEbert.com. Retrieved January 23, 2024.
  2. ^ Kenigsberg, Ben (May 11, 2023). "'Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie' Review: Hiding in Plain Sight". The New York Times – via NYTimes.com.
  3. ^ Deggans, Eric (12 May 2023). "Parkinson's 'made me present in every moment of my life,' says Michael J. Fox". NPR. Retrieved 13 May 2023.
  4. ^ Anderson, John. "'Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie' Review: A Star's Dignity". WSJ.
  5. ^ Hipes, Patrick (November 6, 2023). "'Killers Of The Flower Moon' Named Best Film By The National Board Of Review". Deadline. Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  6. ^ "Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved January 23, 2024.
  7. ^ "Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie". Metacritic. Retrieved January 23, 2024.
  8. ^ Thompson, Anne (October 16, 2023). "Jon Batiste Profile 'American Symphony' Leads Critics Choice Documentary Award Nominations". IndieWire. Retrieved October 16, 2023.
  9. ^ Grein, Paul (November 2, 2023). "Songs from 'Barbie' Pace 2023 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominations (Full List)". Billboard. Retrieved November 3, 2023.
  10. ^ "75th Emmy Awards Complete Nominations List" (PDF). Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 2, 2023. Retrieved September 1, 2023.