What keeps a family together? Nick Cassavetes, the director of the 'Notebook' and 'John Q', again demonstrates his sure hand with tales of deep human emotion in this inspiring film about a loving family challenged – and united – by a child's illness. Cameron Diaz and others in an exceptional cast bring sensitivity to the story of 11-year-old Anna Fitzgerald, conceived to be a donor for her leukaemia-stricken sister, but who finally demands the right to control her own body. This act of free will may tear the Fitzgeralds apart. Or, it may be the first step to a triumphant realization of devotion, dignity and what it means to be a family.
- My Sister's Keeper review by Jawbreaker
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My Sister's Keeper my cuppa and everyone involved seemed committed to the film, but I found its sentimentality, emotional cliches and plot very tiresome viewing. One of the saddest films of 2009 you really need to be in the mood for this experience. And even then I'd suggest a comedy to cheer you up afterwards.