'Still' uses Fox's career to capture travails, triumphs

Unsure if this is the last of Fox onscreen

 

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Apple TV+ presents a portrait of a once-active young heartthrob, learning to live life in the moment as he ages, in "Still."

It's hard to convey to those who didn't experience the 1980s firsthand what a huge deal Michael J. Fox was, and how much he seemed to remain a down-to-earth guy.

I'd say (as a compliment to both men) that he was the Will Smith of his day, except Smith and Fox's heydays weren't that far removed - "Family Ties" ran from 1982-89, while "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" ran from 1990-96.

And of course, Smith was never diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

The title of the Michael J. Fox biopic on Apple TV+, "Still," is a darkly comic double-entendre, because it refers not only to the involuntary move...



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