Michael J. Fox’s New Movie Has A Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Score

STILL: A Michael J. Fox movie, documents the actor's private life with Parkinson's Disease, and already has a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.

By Chris Snellgrove | Published

If you are a child of the ‘80s or ‘90s, you likely remember Michael J. Fox as a nearly-unstoppable force. He went from being a sitcom star to headlining popular films like Back to the Future, Teen Wolf, Doc Hollywood, and so many more before his Parkinson’s diagnosis limited both the roles he was offered and the kind of roles he accepted. Now, however, Fox fans are in for a treat because his latest movie, STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie has a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.

As the name implies, this film is all about the life of Michael J. Fox. To this end, it has some scripted elements in it and will feature the Hollywood star in the present day. However, much of the movie is comprised of archival and documentary footage, meaning this is one movie where we can count on this veteran actor to go “back to the past.”

The general thrust of the movie is that it will focus on how Michael J. Fox became such an unlikely breakout star in a crowded world full of talented young actors. This should translate well to film because Fox’s own life is something of a heroic journey. As the movie’s description says, Fox was once just a small kid from an army base in Canada, yet he quickly rose to fame until he became arguably the defining face of the 1980s.

As you might expect, much of the movie focuses on the public life of Michael J. Fox. The use of documentary and archival footage helps provide audiences with a look behind the scenes of both his career and the awesome movies he helped bring to life. But for superfans of the actor, the most exciting thing about this film is that it will provide us with an extremely rare glimpse into the actor’s private life as well.

At the heart of this look into Michael J. Fox’s private life includes how he dealt with getting diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. He was only 29 years old at the time, and this diagnosis had profound implications for his life, his family, and his career. Before this, Fox had always been private about this particular journey, so this movie is offering an unprecedented look at a side of this influential actor that we have never seen before.

To bring this movie to life, filmmakers were offered access to Michael J. Fox and his family. For the first time ever, audiences will see the many tragedies and occasional triumphs Fox had in his struggle with Parkinson’s. Most of all, though, the film promises to help us see Fox as he battles his disease head-on.

As it turns out, Michael J. Fox isn’t that different from some of his most famous characters, choosing to view the world through the lens of a scrappy optimist. The movie’s description promises to show us what happens when “an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.” The subject matter might have been enough to make Marty McFly declare “this is heavy,” but we’re confident that when this movie releases (no release date is yet given), it will find an audience with most of the people who grew up wanting a hoverboard of their very own.