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My Sister's Keeper [Blu-ray] (2009)

Cameron Diaz , Abigail Breslin , Nick Cassavetes  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Jason Patric, Sofia Vassilieva
  • Directors: Nick Cassavetes
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 17, 2009
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001OQCV1U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,312 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "My Sister's Keeper [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

Blu-ray exclusive: From Picoult to Screen

Over 15 minutes of additional scenes

Editorial Reviews

Blu-Ray pressing. What keeps a family together? Nick Cassavetes, the director of The Notebook and John Q, again demonstrates his sure hand with tales of deep human emotion in this inspiring film about a loving family challenged - and united - by a child's illness. Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin and others in an exceptional cast bring sensitivity to the story of 11-year-old Anna Fitzgerald, conceived to be a donor for her leukemia-stricken sister, and who finally demands the right to control her own body. This act of free will may tear the Fitzgeralds apart. Or it may be the first step to a triumphant realization of devotion, dignity and what it means to be a family.

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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars bring along some tissues July 19, 2009
My Sister's Keeper really hit home for me as an adult child from a family in which someone had serious ongoing health problems, a former social worker and as a cancer survivor who beat an advanced form of the disease against some mighty big odds. The casting was very well done; the cinematography and the choreography enhance the quality of the picture. The acting was very convincing, too. The plot moves along at a good pace for the first half-hour or so but after that things do slow down; they could have cut a few minutes once or twice to truly make this a taut drama. That is a disappointment.

When the action starts, we meet the members of the Fitzgerald family who endure endless emotional angst and suffering because tragically one of the Fitzgerald children, Kate (Sofia Vassilieva) is very ill with cancer--yet again. Now that Kate's kidneys have failed her; Kate's life is in immediate jeopardy. We also meet Kate's sister Anna (Abigail Breslin) who was a tube baby created for the purpose of contributing one thing or another from her own body to save Kate's life repeatedly throughout the years. Cameron Diaz plays Sara Fitzgerald, a mother who bravely scraps her lucrative career as a lawyer to take care of her daughter Kate at any cost and there's Kate's father Brian (Jason Patric).

Although Anna has given blood, bone marrow and more in the past to keep her sister Kate alive, all of a sudden Anna throws the family into complete turmoil when she hires crackerjack lawyer Campbell Alexander (Alec Baldwin) to win medical emancipation from her parents. Sara and Brian are stunned, to say the least; Sara is furious with Anna, too. The ensuing court scenes with Judge De Salvo (Joan Cusack) are quite memorable.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I Was Born to Be a Donor July 22, 2009
I came in expecting a sappy melodrama and came out clutching a tear-stained movie theater napkin. "My Sister's Keeper" is a beautiful, heartfelt story that's ambitious enough to be about more than a teenager sick with cancer; it presents us with a series of moral issues that have no easy solutions. We do expect to laugh and cry (mostly the latter), but we don't expect to think--at least, not as deeply as this. Of all the issues presented in this film, the main one is an eleven-year-old girl who was engineered rather than conceived. She's a perfect genetic match to her older sister, who suffers from a rare form of leukemia and often needs spare quantities of blood, marrow, and organs to keep her alive. The younger sister believes she has rights to her own body and subsequently sues her parents. In legal terms, she files a suit to be medically emancipated.

Her name is Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin), who by all accounts would be a normal girl were it not for the fact that her sister, Kate (Sophia Vassilieva), is slipping further and further away. Their mother, Sara (Cameron Diaz), handles the situation as best she can, having given up her career as a lawyer to spend all her time at home. Naturally, she only thinks about keeping her daughter alive, which is why she has no qualms about using her other daughter's body for spare parts. She feels, quite understandably, that subjecting Anna to medical procedures isn't as hard as the thought of burying Kate. But in all those years, did she ever ask Anna how she feels about her role? Does the fact that she's a minor mean she doesn't have a say in this? Hoping to convince her parents that she does, she appeals to Campbell Alexander (Alec Baldwin), a defense attorney with a 91% success rate.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart Wrenching October 20, 2011
Like the stubborn curmudgeon I am, I keep thinking that with each viewing of MY SISTER'S KEEPER I will finally be able to keep the emotions this film releases at arm's length and watch the movie strictly on its merits. What an idiot I am. Having viewed this film numerous times, I am just as emotionally moved--and drained--as I was when I first saw it in the cinema--when I sat a few rows back from a distraught teen girl who sobbed hysterically during the last half hour.

Sure, there are countless movies about disease, suffering, familial conflict, and death; so why does MY SISTER'S KEEPER strike such a resolute emotional chord? For me, it has to do with the five members of the Fitzgerald family; not only are they totally believable--in their actions and interactions--but they connect with the audience, and the film respects each character enough to allow him or her to be fully vetted and explored. The plot is, quite simply, titanic: Anna (Abigail Breslin), an 11-year-old girl who is a test tube baby brought into the world to donate body parts for her cancer-stricken sister, Kate (Sofia Vassilieva), suddenly retains an attorney (Alec Baldwin in, for once, a very likable role) to sue for medical emancipation from her parents, Sara and Brian (Cameron Diaz and Jason Patric). Of course the lawsuit throws the Fitzgeralds into further disarray, yet the story moves along beautifully despite all the conflict and turmoil, especially in the form of numerous flashbacks that serve to fill in the blanks for a family ultimately bonded--however dysfunctionally--through love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars my sister's keeper
The movie was a very sensitive story. It was sad but also happy. When this child realized at the age of 9 that she was nothing but parts for her sister, she went to a lawyer. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Carol Mays
5.0 out of 5 stars Replacement for my sister
She had this movie prior but somehow it got lost or thrown out, we don't know for sure so I bought this for her to replace it and I am happy I got it for a cheap price and in... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Nicole
4.0 out of 5 stars powerful
This movie was so powerful. It was inspiring to see the children advocate for themselves and the mother dedicate her life to the life of her sick child
Published 4 days ago by dominique skinner
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie!
The story is great, sad... But it makes you value the blessings in life... Great for family nights - specially for kids with attitude issues!
Published 7 days ago by Nathalie Burnison
5.0 out of 5 stars So happy
It was great to get this movie so fast. My douther needed it for a project and amazon was the only place we could find it. Thanks
Published 8 days ago by missi
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I had seen it before but my 13 year old watched it for the first time and loved it. Rent it.
Published 14 days ago by Mjr
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome movie!
This movie made me laugh & cry. Great acting! Similar to the book, so glad I bought it. Thank you.
Published 29 days ago by Ana Manzo-Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful movie about love.
This is one of my 24yr old daughters fav movies, she has a brother but sees this as a true love story.
Published 1 month ago by jane vance
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie!
Great movie, worth watching! Very touching! Glad I bought it. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did!
Published 1 month ago by Eric Daris
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Movie, Different from the Book
I watched this movie before I read the book and was quite confused in the differences between the two. I feel of the book is the same but they are almost two different stories. Read more
Published 1 month ago by TDLien5
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