The Keeper of Sisters

mysisterskeeperI went out on my own (going to the movies by yourself can be fun, you should try it) to see My Sister’s Keeper even though I was already skeptical. I had heard the ending was different than the book and I loved the book.

The Basics: Is about Anna (played by Abigail Breslin, boy she’s grown up fast) who was brought to life by invitro fertilization in order to save her sister Kate who is dying of Leukemia. When Anna finds out that now she will have to give Kate her kidney she sues her parents for the rights to her own body even though she knows this means Kate will die.

The Good: I thought the characters were great, even Cameron Diaz who I am usually lukewarm to. The one who stole the show was Sofia Vassilieva who played Kate, the girl with cancer, she not only glowed on screen but really brought cancer to life for me. I think since they left out so much of the book in this movie it was a smart move to have their main focus be on Kate, she stole the movie.

The Bad: They left out a lot of important parts of the book but what’s new? The relationship of Anna with the lawyer she hires (played by Alec Baldwin) was very important and in the movie it was nearly non-existant. At one point there is supposed to be a touching moment regarding him but there was no lead up to it. Then of course there is the end, which misses the entire point of the movie but I suppose it works for those who haven’t read the book. The whole point on Jodi Picoult endings is usually that A. things don’t always end how you think they should end and B. that you are left with a lot of unanswered questions. This movie ended very Hollywood in my opinion.

Rating: ★★★½☆

4 Comments

  1. Amanda

    July 22, 2009 at 10:45 am

    I haven’t seen it yet. This isn’t my favorite book by her, but I still think I’ll be irritated at the changes they made.

    1. Robin

      July 22, 2009 at 10:52 am

      @Amanda, No, not one of my favorite books either. I’m waiting for them to attempt to turn Nineteen Minutes into a big screen movie. whenever they make her books into Lifetime movies they always disappoint me.

  2. Shelli

    July 24, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    So, if I read the book, I won’t enjoy the movie? I liked the book.

    1. Robin

      July 24, 2009 at 3:49 pm

      @Shelli, no i think you’ll like it, just the ending wasn’t right.

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