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My Sister's Keeper (2009)

 -  Drama  -  26 June 2009 (USA)
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Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.

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In Los Angeles, the eleven year old Anna Fitzgerald seeks the successful lawyer Campbell Alexander trying to hire him to earn medical emancipation from her mother Sara that wants Anna to donate her kidney to her sister. She tells the lawyer the story of her family after the discovery that her older sister Kate has had leukemia; how she was conceived by in vitro fertilization to become a donor; and the medical procedures she has been submitted since she was five years old to donate to her sister. Campbell accepts to work pro bono and the obsessed Sara decides to go to court to force Anna to help her sister. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, some disturbing images, sensuality, language and brief teen drinking | See all certifications »

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La decisión más difícil  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£922,947 (UK) (26 June 2009)

Gross:

$49,185,998 (USA) (2 October 2009)
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Trivia

Elle Fanning and Dakota Fanning were originally set to play Anna and Kate Fitzgerald, but bowed out after Dakota reportedly refused to shave her head, as required for the part. See more »

Goofs

In the scene were Kate and Taylor are kissing there is spirit gum visible on Kate's left eyebrow. This is because although the brown hair and eyebrows Kate has in this scene are supposed to be her own they are not. Sofia Vassilieva had her head shaved for the part. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Fitzgerald: Jesus christ, Anna, just tell them.
Andromeda 'Anna' Fitzgerald: You shut up.
Jesse Fitzgerald: Tell them why we're here. Tell them what we're doing here in court...
Andromeda 'Anna' Fitzgerald: [cuts in] You promised me that you wouldn't do this.
Jesse Fitzgerald: God, you people are so stupid!
Andromeda 'Anna' Fitzgerald: [shouts] you promised!
Jesse Fitzgerald: Kate wants to die!
Andromeda 'Anna' Fitzgerald: Stop it!
Jesse Fitzgerald: She's making Anna do all this 'cause she knows she's not gonna survive another operation.
Sara Fitzgerald: [yells] That's a lie, Jesse.
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Bring something to dry your eyes!
12 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is amazing, heart worming, sad, fantastic. I read the book, yes there is some changes done, but is all the movies turned into books just like the book? Are they really going to do every single thing? No. Yes the ending isn't the same as the book, but the ending was still sad. If you see this movie and don't cry, than you don't have a heart. The acting was fantastic. The best I have ever seen. I cried. Yes I'm a 16 year old teenage boy. I cried, even my dad, a 48 year old cried. It's girlie movie, But a damn good one at that. It's the must see of the year. Of course it did poorly at the box office cause they decide to bring a movie more directed to being sad out at the same time as transformers2 (which was stupid). But really you need to go see the movie. and bring something to dry your eyes!


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