My Sisterís Keeper
My Sisterís Keeper is based on the critically acclaimed
novel of the same name by Jodie Picoult and revolves around a young girl
who has been diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia and how far
her parents are willing to go to keep her alive. Like the novel, My
Sisterís Keeper revolves around the interpretations of the family and
how each and every one of them deals with this horrible disease.
movie stars Cameron Diaz as Sara Fitzgerald, the mother of the family
attempting everything humanly possible to save her daughter Kate (Sofia Vassilieva). Unfortunately when Sara and her husband Brian find out
about their daughters condition, they are distraught to learn that they
are incompatible with their daughter.
As a result and from ďunofficialĒ
recommendations from their specialist, they venture into IVF and Anna
Fitzgerald is conceived and also happens to be the perfect genetic
donor for her sister.
As both Kate and Anna spend countless months in
hospital, the viewer is taken on an emotional roller coaster ride and
the family learns that Kate is getting weaker, Sara may need to call
upon her daughter Anna to help again.
Kate is now 15 years old and is
suffering from renal failure and without spoiling the story, Anna
refuses to be a donor for her sister no more and calls upon a slick
lawyer to give her the right to make the decision as she wishes to live
a normal life.
The stars of the movie are definitely Abigail Breslin and
Sofia Vassilieva who are extremely strong in their roles as is Cameron
Diaz who plays the overprotective and overburdening mother that causes
friction in the family. The movie is quite depressing at times, however
itís a wonderful journey into a little girlís hopes, dreams and wishes
and director Nick Cassavetes does well in converting Picoultís novel into a very