Saturday, September 1, 2012

My Sister's Keeper (2009)

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. 2009, 1 hr and 50 minutes (from Netflix)

New York Times Review

I found this movie satisfying and thought provoking.  It stuck fairly close to the book, although, as in most cases, the book, by Jodi Picoult, was a more satisfying treatment of this subject. DJE

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