The following is not meant to come off as glib.
Trendy ALS has gotten the viral-campaign treatment (click here to make a donation, no cold shower necessary – not unless you really want or need one!), and now, the progressive neurodegenerative disease is getting another plum spot in the limelight thanks to a new movie starring Hilary Swank.
Titled in You’re Not You, Swank’s latest bait for awards tells the story of a terminally ill woman, a former pianist, and the mutually inspiring bond she strikes up with the wayward twentysomething woman hired to care for her (Emmy Rossum).
Based on the 2007 novel of the same by Michelle Wildgen, You’re Not You – co-starring Josh Duhamel, Marcia Gay Harden, and Loretta Devine – will be available in theaters and On Demand on Oct. 10.