Monday, September 27, 2010

My Sister's Keeper

"In Los Angeles, the eleven year old Anna Fitzgerald seeks the successful lawyer Campbell Alexander trying to hire him to earn medical emancipation from her mother Sara that wants Anna to donate her kidney to her sister. She tells the lawyer the story of her family after the discovery that her older sister Kate has had leukemia; how she was conceived by in vitro fertilization to become a donor; and the medical procedures she has been submitted since she was five years old to donate to her sister. Campbell accepts to work pro bono and the obsessed Sara decides to go to court to force Anna to help her sister."

(Above taken from here).

A touching movie, though all the flipping from present day to flash backs was a little confusing. It would - I think - have been best if the story was told from the start, rather than flipping back and forth along the timeline. Still a good movie though, despite that.


AliceKay said...

I taped this movie for Karen awhile back but never watched it. She said it was a good movie. I'll have to get the tape from her sometime and watch it.

Rita said...

Another one I haven't seen. What an odd premise. Guess I'll have to check Netflix--hehe! :)

The Wife O Riley said...

I thought it was good. It did make me think about what I would do if one of my children became sick.

By the way, I'm back.

Deanna said...

It sounds like a good one!

Intense Guy said...

No one should ever be forced to do something like this - and their opinion should be honored and respected even if disagreed with.

I find the premise repugnant. :)

Toriz said...

AK and Rita:
Yeah, you should do that.

Welcome back! :)

Yes, it was a good one.

I agree, but the movie is a good one, and if you were to watch it you'd see there's more to it than it first appears.