Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Sister's Keeper

Yeah, this movie is pretty sad. I haven't read the book, and I'm pretty sure I don't want to because it would be such a sad experience. But I love sad movies, so of course, I loved this.
My Sister's Keeper (2009) is about Kate Fitzgerald (Sofia Vassilieva), a teenager who has cancer. Her family are pretty tight-knit and intent on keeping her alove for as long as possible. Her sister, Anna (Abigail Breslin) has been used to help keep her life, by constantly donating blood and other vital stuff to ensure Kate's comfort. Anna decides that she has had enough of this and wants to sue her parents for ownership of her own body. This goes to court, but how will Kate go through this ordeal?
Okay, bad things out of the way first: I really didn't like the direction from Nick Cassavetes. It was slow and sometimes a little too corny to watch. However, overall, this was a pretty good movie. There were great performances all around from Vassilieva, especially Breslin, Cameron Diaz (who fit into the role of a mother perfectly), Alec Baldwin, John Patric and Joan Cusack.
For anyone who has had a family member die from cancer, this will be a bit of a hard watch. It touched on all the bad parts, but also mixed them in with bouts of happiness which you need to survive this movie. A greatly balanced, well-crafted film. Remember to keep the tissues handy!

No comments:

Post a Comment

You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.


Related Posts with Thumbnails