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  • Summary: A black-humored cliffhanger of romance, guerrilla science and the redefinition of time, So Much So Fast unfolds like a nonfiction novel. Stephen Heywood finds out he has ALS. His brother Jamie becomes obsessed with finding a cure. And the woman who's falling in love with Stephen has a decision to make. (Balcony Releasing)
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  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    100
    It is harrowing, heartbreaking, cheering, and unforgettable.
  2. So Much So Fast (spanning five years) elegantly presents both a critique and a celebration of American optimism.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    88
    As the film makes pointedly clear, ALS is what is considered an "orphan disease," meaning drug companies aren't willing to devote their resources to finding a cure because they feel too small a percentage of the population suffer from it to make an effective drug profitable.
  4. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    80
    Access and affection, which can fog the lens of the documaker, are precisely what make So Much So Fast so moving and engaging.
  5. 75
    Never becomes maudlin. Rather, it retains an upbeat air of hope, and even humor, as two brave men battle fate.
  6. 70
    Offers an unflinching look at the effects of a terminal diagnosis, not just on the victim, but on everyone around him.
  7. 67
    The movie captures the way scientists sometimes make breakthroughs simply by attempting the impossible.

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