Monday, February 8, 2010
My Sisters Keeper
"A former defense attorney (Cameron Diaz) finds herself back in the courtroom when she and her husband (Jason Patric) are sued for medical emancipation by their 11-year-old daughter, Anna (Abigail Breslin), who is expected to donate a kidney to her dying older sister. The subsequent trial tests ethical boundaries and the limits of parental love. Joan Cusack and Alec Baldwin round out the cast in this powerful drama based on Jodi Picoult's novel." courtesy of netflix
This movie is intense. it was a little too close to home for me, especially after watching it right after i got out of the hospital. but when i was first disagnosed with lupus two years ago they originally thought I had leukemia so I had a bone marrow biopsy and i've had blood transfusions and so forth, and my sister originally said she would donate bone marrow (like the sister does in the movie) and the aunt in the movie reminds me of my aunt jojo so it was hard to watch i was bawling through most of it. its definitley a good movie but watching it, knowing its a book, you know they are leaving stuff out (and talking to people who read the book they said they did leave a lot out and its very different.)
its definitley worth watching once, but you definitley dont need to watch twice, its too intense for that. it is really good acting and its an excellent story and you can easily get encompassed in it. if i could really heavy books (i need light reading otherwise i wont continue reading it lol) i would definitley want to read it.