My Sister's Keeper Synopsis
A girl who was conceived as a bone-marrow donor for her gravely ill sister sues her parents.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie never says so, but it's a practical parable about the debate between pro-choice and pro-life. If you're pro-life, you would...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
For all its awkward structure, the film is heartfelt and deeply affecting.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
If you're going to make a weepy, there's no reason you can't make it with intelligence and insight as the makers of My Sister's Keeper have...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Diaz gets her own voice-over monologue, as does Patric - the different points of view functioning like stanza refrains, born in shared...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Their message (Cassavetes and screenwriter Jeremy Leven) in My Sister's Keeper? Cancer sucks, but there's always the balm of beach scenes...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A pall of disaster, in fact, hangs over everyone in this shapeless, hankie-wringing adaptation of the best-selling Jodi Picoult novel.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Abigail Breslin and Sofia Vassilieva are terrific. But the performances by the older actors are largely forgettable.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Patric and Baldwin react to all the morbidity with restraint, and Vassilieva keeps her bald head high. But they won't be able to help this...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The infuriating cop–out ending reduces the premise to mush. I wanted to scream. Here goes: Arghh!
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Has a gutsy premise, but no guts.
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Looking In A Mirror (My Sister's Keeper) by Reenie

By jerry1227
I was able to see My Sisters Keeper on the opening night of 6/26/09, which is also my birthday. I was amazed at how closley the movie resembled my own story with my daughter, (Tracy) who passed...


By passion4fashion
I'm soooo excited that this is going to be a movie!!!! The book is AMAZING!!! I cried and cried and cried!!! I'm am definitely going to go see this!...

Bring Tissue

By taraleeg
I was crying in the first 5 min till the very end, happy and sad tears. I took my 9 yo daugher and she loved it also, it is a great message about life and living to your fullest. Loved it! a Must see...

My Sisters Keeper

By kristiflys
My daughter and I rushed out to the midnight performance and enoyed the movie all the way up to the end, I don't want to disappointed you and give any thing away BUT the just of the story leads up to...


By jeanine89
If you read the book your going to hate the movie. If you didn't read the book your going to like the movie....

My Sister's Keeper

By Booklover174
I am a very big Jodi Picoult fan, have read ALL of her books so far and was so looking forward to seeing this novel on screen (since Twlight turned out so well!) Well, the ending was totally...

My Sisters Keeper

By Pheynophilia
A very sad but beautiful movie about sisterhood and the lengths one will go to for the love of a sister. This is definitely a "MUST GO". Not necessarily a date movie, but a great movie to go see with...

“MY SISTER’S KEEPER” – That’s what she is, & someone wants it to STOP! -- Rating: 8 of 10 stars (as seen in an advance preview):

By jimchudnow
Director Cassavetes created a story that could easily have been just a tear-jerker-- but instead has an unusual balance & fine ACTING that adds to its overall worth. Strong-willed Sara (CAMERON DIAZ)...

my sisters keeper

By hjtc
I cried from start to finish!! I was a wreck the rest of the day! Every actor in the movie deserves an award especially the sister Kate!! I saw the movie with my daughter. I think all siblings...

My Sister's Keeper - The Movie - It's like changing the ending of Twilight!

By kgumtexas
How would all those Twilight fans that read the book...then saw the movie, only to learn that the director changed the ending so that Bella falls in love with Jacob instead of Edward? That is how...

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Rated PG-13 | For language, brief teen drinking, mature thematic content, sensuality and some disturbing images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Sad drama has heavy themes about illness, family.
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