Saturday, June 6, 2009

My Sister's Keeper Preview/Synopsis

My Sisters Keeper June 26

Directed by Nick Cassevetes ( John Q, The Notebook ) Starring Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vassilieva, Jason Patric, Alec Baldwin. Written by Cassevetes and Jeremy Leven ( The Legend Of Bagger Vance, Alex and Emma ) Cinematography by multi Oscar nominee Caleb Deschanel ( The Passion Of The Christ, The Patriot ) Editing by Jim Flynn ( Friday Night Lights ) and Oscar winner Ed Heim ( All The Jazz, American History X ) Original Music by Aaron Zigman ( The Notebook, The Jane Austen Book Club )

Basic premise, an adaptation of the Jodi Picoult novel, is about young Anna Fitzgerald ( Breslin ) looking to get a medical emancipation from her parents, after she finally discovers what she was born for, that she was conceived to be a perfect bone marrow match for her leaukemia stricken older sister Kate. Throughout most of Anna's short life, she has had to endure many surgeries, transfusions and shots. Something happens until one final time, when she finally begins to question these acts and what her whole life is about. When it comes time that her older sister is in need of a kidney and Anna is the perfect match, Anna hires a lawyer to become legally emancipated from her parents and be able to make her own decisions about what she does with her own body. Saying anything more would be major spoilers. One must know if choosing to see this movie, that Cameron's father passed away midway through shooting, so any tears you see from her are most likely genuine.

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, some disturbing images, sensuality and brief drinking. 106 min.

Oscar chances ? Possibles for Best Actress, Screenplay, Supporting Actress, Editing and Cinematography.


imagoodjudge said...

Great book. I hope the screenplay is verbatim as the book. One of my pet peeves is when Hollywood drastically changes the movie from the book. I imagine that the last half of this film was hard for Diaz to get through with her father passing during the filming.

moviefreak said...

I also agree with you on the book. I guess will have to wait and see if the adaptation is verbatim or not.

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