My Sister's Keeper

My Sister's Keeper
My Sister's Keeper
  • PG-13
  • 1h 50m
  • 2009
Rotten48%
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Is it right to do whatever it takes to save a child's life? Cameron Diaz (There's Something About Mary, Shrek films) stars as a mother whose daughter is diagnosed with a fatal form of leukemia. In a desperate bid to save the life of her first daughter (Abigail Breslin--Little Miss Sunshine, No Reservations), she bears another daughter--specially conceived and implanted to be an ideal donor for her older sister. Now, 11 years later, that second child has undergone countless invasive procedures, blood donations, bone marrow donations--and now her sister needs a kidney. Is it right for a mother to ask one daughter to sacrifice so much for another? Should a child be able to decide for herself how much she will sacrifice for her sister?

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Rotten48%
Critics Consensus: My Sister's Keeper gets fine performances from its adult and child actors, but the director's heavy-handed approach turns a worthy emotional subject into an overly melodramatic tearjerker.
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Sad drama has heavy themes about illness, family.

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Parents need to know that this tearjerking drama explores some heavy themes that younger audiences may find difficult to process without guidance. A teenager is terminally ill, and her march to the end is painful: She vomits after chemo, her hair and eyebrows fall out, and more. The effects of her illness on her family are are similarly heartbreaking to watch. The film also touches on teenage sexuality and drinking and has some fairly infrequent swearing, including "f--k" and "s--t."

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:June 26, 2009
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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