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At Theaters: 6/26/2009 On Video: 11/17/2009
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 50 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 539900
Studio: New Line Cinema
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Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The parents' desperate decision raises both ethical and moral questions and rips away at the foundation of their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart, while revealing surprising truths that challenge everyone's perceptions of love and loyalty and give new meaning to the definition of healing.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama - This is a tearjerking drama aimed at adult moviegoers, in particular women. Cameron Diaz is top-billed, but this is more of an ensemble film.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Cameron Diaz WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, SHREK THE THIRD
Abigail Breslin KIT KITTREDGE: AN AMERICAN GIRL, NIM'S ISLAND
Alec Baldwin MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL, THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Sofia Vassilieva TV's - MEDIUM
Joan Cusack CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC
Jason Patric IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH, THE ALAMO, NARC
Director: Nick Cassavetes ALPHA DOG, THE NOTEBOOK, JOHN Q
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 4 S-words, 1 GD, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Off-camera sex between teens.
VIOLENCE: Bleeding wounds.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Some cute kid and animal humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Very Good 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.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good 'My Sister's Keeper' is an immediate audience-grabber, as we learn that an 11-year-old girl was genetically designed as a source of spare parts for her dying 16-year-old sister.

USA Today Full Review
Average My Sister's Keeper takes a compelling ethical dilemma and turns it into formulaic pap by trying relentlessly to ensure an emotional reaction with sentimental exploitation and plot contrivances.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 138 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
6
Fairly High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
54
Very High
98%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
16
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
19
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
40
Very High
98%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 138 moviegoers:
TEENS:Females absolutely loved "My Sister's Keeper." The few male reviews are very good but not quite great. The guys enjoyed it very much but didn't love it like the ladies.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Fantastic reviews from the ladies. They absolutely loved it. Even the three males enjoyed it very much.
ADULTS:Both the males and the females loved "My Sister's Keeper." The female reviews are extremely high and the male reviews are also extremely high, considering the type of movie this is.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Sara and Brian Fitzgerald's life with their young son and their two-year-old daughter, Kate, is forever altered when they learn that Kate has leukemia. The parents' only hope is to conceive another child, specifically intended to save Kate's life. For some, such genetic engineering would raise both moral and ethical questions; for the Fitzgeralds, Sara in particular, there is no choice but to do whatever it takes to keep Kate alive. And what it takes is Anna.

Kate (Sofia Vassilieva) and Anna (Abigail Breslin) share a bond closer than most sisters: though Kate is older, she relies on her little sister—in fact, her life depends on Anna.

Throughout their young lives, the sisters endure various medical procedures and hospital stays—just another part of their close-knit family's otherwise normal life. Sara (Cameron Diaz), a loving wife and mother who left her career as an attorney to care for her daughter, is sometimes lost inside the single-minded caregiver she has become in her efforts to save Kate. Her strong, supportive husband, Brian (Jason Patric), is often rendered powerless and passive by his wife's strength and determination. And their only son, Jesse (Evan Ellingson), drifts, at times all but forgotten as Kate and Anna take center stage. Until Anna, now 11, says no. Seeking medical emancipation, she hires her own lawyer (Alec Baldwin), initiating a court case that divides the family...and that could leave Kate's rapidly failing body in the hands of fate.

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