You’re Not You (2014)

You’re Not You (2014)
  • Time: 102 min
  • Genre: Drama
  • Director: George C. Wolfe
  • Cast: Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum, Josh Duhamel


Kate is a classical pianist just diagnosed with ALS. 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, just as Kate’s marriage to Evan hits the skids, both women come to rely on what becomes an unconventional, sometimes confrontational and fiercely honest bond. As meticulous, willful Kate begins to rub off on whirlwind, spontaneous Bec – and vice versa – both women find themselves facing down regrets, exploring new territory and expanding their ideas of who they want to be.

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  • The best intentions don’t always produce the best results. Such is the case with You’re Not You, a well-meaning drama that focuses on the bond between Kate (Hilary Swank), a woman stricken with ALS, and her new caretaker Bec (Emmy Rossum).

    The women are a study in contrasts. Kate, a former concert pianist, lives in a beautiful sterile house with her handsome husband of 15 years Evan (Josh Duhamel). Having lived with the degenerative disease for 18 months, he is expert at bathing her, clothing her, and putting on her makeup. It’s clear he’s loving yet overprotective and it’s no surprise that he balks at the sight of Bec. Bedraggled and raccoon-eyed, she’s a mess – her life aimless with one-night stands and secret trysts with her married college professor.

    After a rocky start – Bec can’t cook much less use a blender and doesn’t know how to deal with helping Kate use the bathroom – their relationship deepens into something more as Kate learns of her husband’s infidelity, and battles her deteriorating condition. Kate gives grace to Bec whilst Bec lends her some grit.

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