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Movie Review: My Sister's Keeper


The movie starring Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, and Alec Baldwin, My Sister's Keeper, was first a best-seller written by author Jodi Picoult. I actually remembered seeing this at Barnes & Noble when I worked there, reading the back, and thinking, "looks interesting". I was glad they made a movie, instead, as I've never read any of Picoult's books but the reviews have been hit or miss.
I think the plot of this movie is very interesting. This family had two children when they realized their daughter(Kate) had an aggressive form of leukemia. They decided to have a '100% match' made into a younger daughter, for the purpose of being Kate's donor throughout her life. Anna, the third child, goes into multiple surgeries, tests, and blood work donation to save her older sister's life, all throughout her own life. At age 11, she finds a lawyer and sues her parents for medical emancipation!
Perhaps it's a bit unbelievable as you're reading, but I thought the idea around the story was actually very good, it's charged with ethical responsibility, parents and individuals rights, etc. and of course, is a big tearjerker. A good story with a surprise ending but a bit irredeemable to me, I give it 3 stars.


Renee Welstead said…
hi friend! I was sadly disappointed in the movie compared to the book, the endings are DIFFERENT. Separately they are both good stories... but because they happen to be the same stories, the movie, I think, is the lesser.

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