My Sister's Keeper
My Sister's Keeper (2009)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 26, 2009
DVD Release Date: November 17, 2009
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: My Sister's Keeper gets fine performances from its adult and child actors, but the director's heavy-handed approach turns a worthy emotional subject into an overly melodramatic tearjerker.

Vadim Rizov
Time Out

Diaz is a whiny irrelevance, but sharp supporting work from Alec Baldwin and Joan Cusack makes the proceedings tolerable for boyfriends.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

I have a heart. I just don't want schlock.

Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International

Tearjerker that aims for rarefied feelings as well as knee-jerk, sentimental moments.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

Where restraint might have raised up My Sister's Keeper, a heavy hand has brought it down.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

My Sister's Keeper targets tear ducts so ruthlessly, it might as well be sponsored by Kleenex.

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Simon Miraudo

My Sister's Keeper is a committee-approved nerve-snapper that, much like its main character, has been genetically engineered to MAKE! YOU! CRY!

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

I found the movie to be really tough and challenging and enjoyable.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Uneven but deeply moving.

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Patty Jones
Georgia Straight

Yes, unabashed weeper My Sister's Keeper has that Hollywood sheen -- but it's the unexpectedly piercing realness of this family's anguish that's going to get you. Just try to hold back the waterworks.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
A very poignant look at a family dealing with a 15 year old daughter going thru leukemia treatments, and the family problems it creates along the way. A very… More
erika bruhns
My sister's is about a sister that has to give up her some of her body to save her sister's life against her will by her parents. It got to the… More
Jim Careter
A very depressind and sad movie, but good performances from Diaz and the kids, but other than that this movie is depressing and very forgettable, at least to… More
Raymond Wieser
Much like the book of the same title, My Sister's Keeper is an instant audience grabber which gets beautiful and powerful performances from everyone in the… More
Bethany Murphy
One of the most heartbreaking films I have ever watched. The ending is so unexpected. It changes your views completely.
Emile Tremblay
A subject that really gets me, but a pretty mediocre film.