Movie and Film Reviews (MFR) Drama My Sister’s Keeper “A Must See Drama of 2009”

My Sister’s Keeper “A Must See Drama of 2009”

My Sister’s Keeper, starring Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vassilieva, Abigail Breslin, and Alec Baldwin is one of my must-see films of 2010.  With a run-time of 1 hour and 46 minutes, this drama is a surefire winner for any crowd with its gripping story and spot on acting from it’s cast.

The movie opens up to a scene of a family that has endured for the majority of their existence living with the burden of cancer.  Daughter and sister, Kate Fitzgerald (played by Sofia Vassilieva), has lived with a rare and fatal Leukemia since she can remember.  Her sister Anna (played by Abigail Breslin) was born to be a genetic match to save her life, only its become something far beyond the scope of what anyone ever imagined.  In this movie you find yourself thrashed about between two worlds as Sara (played by Cameron Diaz) struggles and fights with every breath to save her daughter, while Anna now finds herself fighting for her own rights to her body, and future.  This movie stretches beyond the farthest reaches of the emotional range and dives deeper into the hearts of our characters to where you cannot help but feel torn yourself.

The entire ensemble cast delivers with an A+ performance, as every character is brought to life in front of you.  Cameron Diaz most notably makes a giant leap as an actress to show the audience a completely new dimension to her ability as an actress, while Sofia Vassilieva brings tears to your eyes with a performance that is simply put, amazing.  Abigail Breslin and Alec Baldwin, as usual deliver with very strong performances as well creating very believable and well-rounded characters along with Jason Patric.

The direction in this movie is excellent!  I found that the way they laid out the story allowed the audience to experience every side of the story to where there was no bad guy to be found when the movie was over.  Not for a long time have I seen a movie that made me feel as though I was in the midst of it.  As far as the transitioning from past to present to support the storyline, it was flawless.  In summation, it was a storytelling masterpiece!

I believe this film is one of the top dramatic works of the last year and is worthy of a “must-see” label.  Its not your typical movie with bad guy, good guy storyline.  I find you remember what it is to be human again and what it is to be genuinely good to one another.  Don’t miss this film if you can help it.

Reviewed by Ben Hendrickson

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