Synopsis: In My Sister’s Keeper, Anna seeks medical emancipation from her parents who expect her to donate her kidney to save her leukemia-stricken sisters life.
Release Date: June 26, 2009 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Melodrama, Drama
When it comes to melodrama, My Sister’s Keeper just may be the definition. The story starts off a bit slow, and uses to much voice over to explain a varying amount of details, but about midway through it lays on the melodramatic tone so heavy your heart feels like it has been crushed, beaten, and broken all at the same time. My Sister’s Keeper is very deep and troubling, but it has its moments of pure joy and is full of love. There is no doubt throughout My Sister’s Keeper that the family cares for each other and there is a bond between the sisters that is not easily, if ever possibly, broken. My Sister’s Keeper is just so incredibly draining emotionally and mentally that it is hard to say whether one could actually enjoy watching it, even if it gives just as it should.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Nick Cassavetes
- Producer(s): Chuck Pacheco, Mendel Tropper
- Screenwriter(s): Jeremy Leven, Nick Cassavetes
- Cast: Abigail Breslin (Andromeda ‘Anna’ Fitzgerald), Sofia Vassilieva (Kate Fitzgerald), Cameron Diaz (Sara Fitzgerald), Jason Patric (Brian Fitzgerald), Alex Baldwin (Campbell Alexander)
- Editor: Jim Flynn
- Editor(s): Shay Cunliffe
- Cinematographer: Alan Heim
- Country Of Origin: USA