It's been a long wait for cinema fans in the UK to see what all the fuss was about. It's been a couple of weeks since Julianne Moore won the Oscar for best actress for Still Alice, though Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's movie only arrives on British shores this weekend. 

Julianne Moore Still AliceJulianne Moore won an Oscar for her role in Still Alice

Moore plays the titular Alice, a happily married linguistics professor who begins to forget words. When she is diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice begins a heartbreaking and inspiring battle to stay connected to her family. 

Moore rightfully won her Oscar and the vast majority of the reviews for Still Alice point out that this film hinges on the performance of an actress many would regard as the best in the world.

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"Moore is the real reason Still Alice works. She's so natural and free of vanity. She doesn't telegraph the tragedy of her situation. It's a quiet performance and the uncertainty of how present Alice is undercuts everything, even the joyful moments," wrote Eric Melin of

"Julianne Moore's stunning turn in the deeply emotional drama Still Alice is head and shoulders above anything else achieved this year," said our friend Stefan Pape at HeyUGuys.

"Still Alice might sound maudlin, or more on the frequency of a made-for-TV movie than what it is. But this is not only sensitive material handled with tact, it's also sensitive material bolstered and braced by Moore's stunning performance," said James Rocchi of The Wrap.

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"You bet your ass that Julianne Moore is overdue for Academy love. She's supremely gifted, possessing the beauty of a true star and the intuitive technique of a true actress," said Peter Travers of Rolling Stone.

"For a film about early onset Alzheimer's, this is a remarkably wry, honest and even hopeful drama, anchored by another staggeringly sensitive performance by Julianne Moore," wrote our very own Rich Cline.

Still Alice hits theaters in the UK on March 6, 2015.