• My Sister's Keeper (2009)

My Sister's Keeper

Release Date: June 26th, 2009

DVD Release Date: November 17th, 2009

PG-13 |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Conceived as a marrow donor for her gravely ill sister, Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) has undergone countless surgeries and medical procedures in her short life. Though their older daughter's life has no doubt been prolonged, the unorthodox decision of Anna's parents has cracked the entire family's foundation. When Anna sues her parents for emancipation, it sets off a court case that threatens to destroy the family for good.

Cast: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Sofia Vassilieva, Jason Patric, Joan Cusack, Evan Ellingson, Thomas Dekker

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Mark Johnson, Scott L. Goldman, Curmudgeon

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Heartwarming, Hospital, Family, Sacrifice, Quest, 2000s, Judge, Mother, Sister, Los Angeles, Death

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    The strength of the acting and the modulation of the screenplay transforms what could have been a run-of-the-mill Lifetime disease-of-the-week movie into something more insightful and intelligent. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie never says so, but it's a practical parable about the debate between pro-choice and pro-life. If you're pro-life, you would require Anna to donate her kidney, although there is a chance she could die, and her sister doesn't have a good prognosis. If you're pro-choice, you would support Anna's lawsuit. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    If you're going to make a weepy, there's no reason you can't make it with intelligence and insight as the makers of My Sister's Keeper have done. show more

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