My Sister's Keeper

My Sister's Keeper

DVD - 2009
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Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. Suddenly, their baby girl falls ill, and her only hope for survival rests in her parents' ability to find a compatible bone marrow donator. Their desperate decision to conceive another child raises both ethical and moral questions and begins to erode their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart.

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iloveseaotters
May 20, 2019

Watched this movie only because I had read the book and was curious about how it would play out on screen. I barely got through an hour of this awful movie! Just a terrible version of the book. The casting was badly done and the storyline was changed so much that it was not enjoyable at all.

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lind423
Nov 17, 2018

As usual, the book was better, but I liked the ending of the movie better than the book. I was surprised to find Cameron Diaz pretty good as the mother. (Jodi Picoult did not think Diaz was a good pick.) Jesse was not fully developed in the movie. There are scenes of him going downtown, but we don't exactly know what he was up to. As well, the father wasn't as developed as in the book. I don't mind that they took out the love story with the lawyer because usually movie adaptations focus too much on that aspect from the book. Overall, pretty good, with decent acting.

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dariagoulets
Aug 24, 2017

I liked the book better because the ending was different and there was more action. Also Julia wasn't in the movie and she was one of my favourite characters in the book. The book made me cry a lot but the movie didn't at all.

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jandt_mcmurray
May 15, 2017

I had an idea of what this movie was about from previews I had seen years ago. It was much more intense than I had expected. There was the element of a child suing her parents for rights to her own body that dominated much of the movie --- well, it was kind of the entire premise really. My brain wouldn't just relax & simply watch the movie; there were so many questions & thoughts swirling around as each new piece of the story was revealed. I very much sympathized with each of the parents, both on separate sides of the issue. I am blessed to be able to say that I have not had to travel down that particular road of parenthood & hopefully never will. One of the main things I took away from this movie was the idea that we can't ignore the thoughts & feelings of EACH of the participants in the story. We cannot exclude the ideas of any one person when they are very much being affected by what is going on. I highly recommend this movie to parents & older siblings.

Age recommendation: 14 & over (mild sexual scene (no nudity), some profanity, intense medical scenes due to cancer)

On a scale of 1-10 stars, I give it 9.

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Lucik32
Jan 04, 2017

Wow, my comment was deleted twice! Wth?!

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sdiblasio
Aug 04, 2015

I think that winning this case was a message to all parents: "YOU DO NOT OWN YOUR CHILDREN"!!

There is a loop-hole that materia medica is exploiting--using children without their consent. I know about this, because I was chosen for the 'Bluebird Project'. Nothing about this project benefited the children selected. It caused physical damage and left emotional scars.

I watched in disbelief, as the mother insisted that she was right. She was forcing human opinions that took precedence over the power of the All-mighty One.

Forcing human will on others for the sake of the 'common good', was how Hilter succeeded in fooling millions of people to follow him, and resulted in thousands of unjustified deaths.

What happened to the Nuremburg Code? It has been hacked by Doctors playing God and violated the Hippocratic oath by compromising innocents victims of their body integrity.

I wish I could declare my medical emancipation, also.

Have you read "Against Their Will", by Allen M. Hornblum, Judith L. Newman, and Gregory J. Dober.

AmandaRuppe Jan 23, 2014

One of the best movies I have seen. It made me cry.

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HuaGX
Dec 14, 2013

Very touching story. Great performance. Didn't know there is a book. will look into it.

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Divine19
Aug 05, 2013

loved it but the book was more descriptive and had a different ending.

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texasbooks
Jul 27, 2013

I liked the book and the dvd. Altho the endings were different from the book and the dvd. It was a emotional movie and a emotional book for the families for sure. I liked it very much.

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Black_Dog_300 Feb 22, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some content may be to sad and intense for some people.

Mark23333 Jan 29, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some scenes may be too emotionally intense for young kids.

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hur74Vety
Jul 09, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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