Kim’s Entertainment Blog

July 12, 2009

My Sister’s Keeper

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Initially I resisted going to see this movie.  It’s based on a novel by the same name written by Jodi Picoult.  My Sister’s Keeper was actually the first Jodi Picoult novel I read, and as such, I had very high expectations for this movie!  So high, in fact, that when I read that the ending of the movie was different than the book’s ending, I was pretty upset!  That, combined with the fact that I was having trouble buying Cameron Diaz playing the role of mom-of-three Sara Fitzgerald, and I was just about ready to add this movie to my “maybe I’ll rent it one day” list.  I decided last night that maybe I’d give it a try after all since I’d heard good things about Cameron Diaz, and I was . . . pleasantly surprised!

Don’t get me wrong, I am still mad that the ending of the story was changed, and as with most books-turned-into-movies, the book was way better, but the movie did a credible job of telling the story of the Fitzgerald family and their struggles to keep their oldest daughter, Kate Fitzgerald, alive.  I don’t want to say too much in case there are people reading this who want to see the movie, but I honestly did think that Cameron Diaz did a good job playing the role of the mom who doesn’t want to give up on her child.  Jason Patric was good as the dad, but his role in the movie is definitely a lot smaller than his role in the book. 

I think what I liked best about the movie is that they didn’t shy away from showing how sick Kate was.  When she’s in the hospital, she doesn’t look “pretty sick” as though she just had a mild fever but was still ready for her close-up, she looks terrible!  She looks like someone who is actually dying.  I thought that was cool.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys watching tear-jerkers and fans of Cameron Diaz!


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