Moore plays Alice Howland, a professor of linguistics who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in this drama written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. The film is based upon Lisa Genova’s novel of the same name. Co-starring Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, and Hunter Par. Sandly Oltz, who had been diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s at age 47, gave tips from her own life about how to cope with the disease:
[Moore] would just ask questions like, ‘What does it feel like to have Alzheimer’s?’ I would say, ‘Well, it’s like all these words [are here] and you can’t find the right one.’
Moore plays Sarah Palin, Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2008 Presidential election, in this drama written for the screen by Danny Strong and directed by Jay Roach. Palin, the Governor of Alaska, is tapped by John McCain’s campaign to join him as his Vice President candidate. Co-starring Woody Harrelson, Sarah Paulson, and Ed Harris.
To play a historical figure is one thing. To play a living historical figure deepens the challenge. But to play a culturally significant, very prominent, living figure, that kind of put it over the top.
Moore plays Laura Brown, a pregnant housewife in 1950’s suburbia, in this drama directed by Stephen Daldry. Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway is the jumping off point to chronicle a day in the life of three women in three separate decades, all of whom, in one way or another, encounter suicide. Co-starring Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. Moore comments on what the movie means to her:
Universality. Each character’s life layers on the others’, and in the end, there’s this incredible impact of how universal all the moments—the hours—of our lives are.