My Sister's Keeper Movie Analysis

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My kidney, My life

My Sister’s Keeper is a 2009 American drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and starred by Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vassilieva and Alec Baldwin. It was also based on a novel of the same name. The film was released to cinemas in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Mexico and the United Kingdom. 's_Keeper_(film)

Short summary
Anna Fitzgerald’s sister, Kate is dying of leukaemia and needs a kidney.
The mother expects the little sister Anna to give her oldest sister a kidney, but Anna is sick of giving things to her older sister.
Anna was actually genetically engineered to be a donor for her sister Kate, but doesn’t want to do it anymore; she wants to choose what she …show more content…

Similarly, through Sara is a wife to Brain, her relationship to him is also revolve around Kate.
She struggles to talk to Brian about anything other than Kate, for instance Sara focuses mostly on her physical, rather than emotional, health.

For example, Anna reveals on the stand that Kate doesn’t want to live any longer, Sara does not believe it because she has never spoken to Kate about these feelings.

General opinion
The movie “My Sister’s Keeper” has a potential story with a beautiful beginning. However, through flashbacks we catch glimpses of the moments in her life that helped Kate feel like a normal kid. Her family and her boyfriend Taylor was a big part of those memories.

Those memories are the moments of her childhood, that most parents would hope their kids gets to experience in life. I think the director succeeds in showing us not to take life for granted because, it can be taken away without notice. Kate knew that fact and she was hoping to be able to convey it to her mother and the rest of the family that, when she dies, they will be able to move on peacefully with their lives.


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