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My Sister's Keeper
Director Nick Cassavetes collaborates with screenwriter Jeremy Leven (The Notebook) for this drama about a pair of parents who resort to unorthodox methods in order to save their young daughter's life, only to find their decision coming back to haunt them in a manner neither could have ever foreseen. Sara (Cameron Diaz) and Brian (Jason Patric) are coasting through life with their young son and daughter when tragedy threatens to tear the family apart. Suddenly, their baby girl falls ill, and her only hope for survival rests in her parents' ability to find a compatible bone marrow… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Diaz is a whiny irrelevance, but sharp supporting work from Alec Baldwin and Joan Cusack makes the proceedings tolerable for boyfriends."
‑ Vadim Rizov, Time Out
"I have a heart. I just don't want schlock."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"Tearjerker that aims for rarefied feelings as well as knee-jerk, sentimental moments."
‑ Sarah Sluis, Film Journal International
"The film has its flaws and swims in meticulously crafted schmaltz... yet also has well-conceived tender moments hiding in the fringes."
‑ Rubin Safaya,
"I tried to keep an open mind, hoping something would win me over. It didn't happen."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Where restraint might have raised up My Sister's Keeper, a heavy hand has brought it down."
‑ Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
"My Sister's Keeper targets tear ducts so ruthlessly, it might as well be sponsored by Kleenex."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"My Sister's Keeper is a committee-approved nerve-snapper that, much like its main character, has been genetically engineered to MAKE! YOU! CRY!"
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"My Sister's Keeper demands nothing less than a tidal wave of tears."
‑ Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?
"[I]ntelligent, moving and even occasionally funny, although you might want to bring along a few tissues just in case."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, New England Movies Weekly
"I found the movie to be really tough and challenging and enjoyable."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"Uneven but deeply moving."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Strong performances, and a subtle script make director Cassavetes film one of the better tearjerkers of the year..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The film has a profound and compelling premise. Regrettably, it seems intent on being about everything but that premise."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Cassavetes...shows great skill in weaving bright moments -- even an adolescent romance -- into the gloom. It's still bittersweet, but like mass-produced crčme caramel, never too bitter."
‑ Jason Di Rosso, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
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