My Sister's Keeper

June 26th, 2009


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Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 7.3/10 (26,711 voted)

Critic's Score: 51/100

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Stars: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin

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.

Writers: Jeremy Leven, Nick Cassavetes

Abigail Breslin - Anna Fitzgerald
Walter Raney - Pawn Shop Proprietor
Sofia Vassilieva - Kate Fitzgerald
Cameron Diaz - Sara Fitzgerald
Heather Wahlquist - Aunt Kelly
Jason Patric - Brian Fitzgerald
Evan Ellingson - Jesse Fitzgerald
Alec Baldwin - Campbell Alexander
Nicole Marie Lenz - Gloria (as Nicole Lenz)
Paul Butler - Jesse age 3 (as Paul Christopher Butler)
Olivia Hancock - Kate age 2
Jeffrey Markle - Dr. Wayne
Emily Deschanel - Dr. Farquad
John DeRosa - EMT (as John De Rosa)
Marcos A. Ferraez - EMT (as Marcos De La Cruz)


Official Website: Metropolitan Filmexport [France] | New Line Cinema [United States] |

Release Date: 26 June 2009

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $12,442,212 (USA) (28 June 2009) (2606 Screens)

Gross: $49,185,998 (USA) (4 October 2009)

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Did You Know?

Sofia Vassilieva shaved her hair and eyebrows off in order to play Kate Fitzgerald. She described it as being the least she could do to understand Kate's pain. Because she was filming both this movie and the TV show Medium, her hair was turned into a wig for her.

Revealing mistakes: Toward the beginning of the movie where the family is outside jumping on the trampoline and blowing bubbles Kate (Sofia Vassilieva) is seen blowing bubbles, but if you look at the bubble stick nothing is coming out.

Kate Fitzgerald: Do I look pretty daddy?

User Review

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Rating: 10/10

When I entered the theater for the test screening, I thought I was about to see the world's biggest chick flick. From the first few moments the film rolled, I was entranced. My Sister's Keeper is one of the greatest films I have ever seen. It is poignant and powerful. Cameron Diaz will no longer be considered for romantic comedies. She is now on par with any great actress of any era. I have found a new respect for her talent.

Sofia Vassilieva shall be nominated for best actress across the board. The SAGs, Golden Globes, the Academy . . . and she deserves to win. Her portrayal is magnificent.

Each individual acting performance throughout the film is superb.