My Sister’s Keeper

Don’t worry, I’m not going to post spoilers if you haven’t seen it.

I thought this movie was fantastic.  I cried nearly from the beginning to the end.  I wish I had been able to get Brock to watch it with me for the guy’s perspective, but oh well.

I didn’t read the book.  Now, I really think that I should.

This movie is the epitome of every mom’s biggest fear.  Something is wrong with my baby… and where do we go from here?  In the film, Sara and Brian decide to have another child – Anna – one that is a genetic match that allows them to harvest parts for her sick sister, Kate.  The movie takes place around Anna’s plan to sue her parents for medical emancipation, and the right to her own body.  She doesn’t want to donate a kidney to her sister, which MAY save her life, but at the cost of her own health and well being.  I couldn’t imagine having a sick child, and I honestly couldn’t imagine the lengths I would go to to save that child.

I have to be completely honest with you, I’ve never really liked Cameron Diaz.  This is the first movie that I’ve seen her in that I felt like she played her part really well.  She did the “crazy mom trying anything to keep he child alive” part to a T.  I loved her strength and determination.  I hated her anger and stubbornness.  Abigail Breslin, as Anna, was fantastic as usual.  Relative newcomer, Sofia Vassilieva, played the part of sick Kate, and was amazing.  It probably wasn’t easy for her to play a sick child, but she did it so well.  Even though she was sick, she kept the family together.  This movie made me happy, it made me sad, it made me laugh, and it made me cry so hard I had to pause because I was missing what was going on.

It’s never fair when a child is sick.

And now, I’m going to take this moment to call attention to an incredible family, and more importantly, a woman that I was just recently made aware of.  Anissa is an amazing mother of three, and her youngest daughter, Peyton, was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was 2 years old.  She’s been in remission, but it has been a hard road for the entire family.  As if that wasn’t hard enough, Anissa suffered a massive stroke a few weeks ago.  She’s been in a coma in intensive care, and her husband Peter has been blogging updates.  I don’t care if you pray, pick your nose, or just give a moment of silence  – spare a thought for this family and their situation.

Prayers For Anissa.

If you’ve seen the movie, leave a comment on what you thought about it.  If you’ve read the book, let me know whether or not it was worth reading.

  • Janus

    I haven’t read the book or seen the movie, but it does remind me of an episode of CSI that revolved around the same idea.
    .-= Janus´s last blog ..We Have Laptop =-.

  • Dahnya

    Parallel worlds: I just posted a movie review too.

    I’ve read the book & it’s even better than the movie. The emotions are conveyed even more intently. Which…can be a good or bad thing- if you’re in a good crying mood, that is! :)

    PS: My heart goes out to Anissa’s family. Sending good thoughts their way.

  • Stacy

    I read the book. I think the book is 10x better than the movie. The ending is COMPLETELY different. You MUST read it! =)

  • Gemma

    when i went to see the film i thought it was really good, but i’ve never seen so many people cry at a movie, ever!

    near the end i swear everyone in the whole cinema apart from me was sniffing and crying and rustling their tissues! i bet the cinema staff really laughed at everyone when we came out ;]

    i was really excited to read the book because i was so impressed with the movie, but i was disappointed. it wasn’t a bad book by any means .. i just was expecting more because it had been really hyped and in my opinion it turned out to be just plain average. [plus i thought the ending was ridiculous!]
    .-= Gemma´s last blog ..almost final draft. =-.

  • JoeOrange

    Not a dry eye in the house hu? Wow I am kinda glad I didn’t watch that then 😀

  • Beth

    I loved the movie just as much as the book.
    The scrapbook was amazing hey?

    • Mandy

      Oh man… that scrapbook was SO amazing. I absolutely loved it. I loved that every inch of every page was covered in something… and I loved the repeating photos. So sweet.

  • Kristie

    Best Movie!
    Hubby and I wanted it together. I cried, he teared up and isn’t ashamed to admit it.
    In fact, it was so good we were at our friends and they wanted to watch it and we watched it again (a week later) which I NEVER do (I’ll never watch a movie twice. B.O.R.I.N.G.)
    .-= Kristie´s last blog .."A" – Maternity =-.