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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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Storyline

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

Campbell Alexander's commercial "I'm Campbell Alexander. I have a 91 percent success rate. What can I do for you?" violates Rule 7.1 of ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Comment 3 of Rule 7.1 states a lawyer may not make statements that create an "unjustified expectation" that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances, even if the statements are literally true. This applies to Campbell Alexander's statement about his 91% success record, which is a violation of the rules. See more »

Quotes

Andromeda 'Anna' Fitzgerald: Most babies are accidents. Not me. I was engineered. Born to save my sister's life.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.172 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

With You (Song for Kate)
Written by Aaron Zigman, Robert Hart and Jonah Johnson
Produced by Aaron Zigman
Performed by Jonah Johnson
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"my sisters keeper" does not disappoint
29 June 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have to disagree with the bad reviews that this movie is getting. Unlike "Twilight" which left important and essential parts from the book, My sisters keeper included the most important and the most memorable from the book. I am a fan of Jodi Picoult, don't get me wrong, and I really didn't mind the ending. Sometimes endings need to be changed for the benefit of the movie, and I believe this time it was a good call. I am a huge fan of Jodi Picoult. I really loved the book, but I think the movie made was so much better. The acting displayed in this movie was exceptional, they replaced the characters I had created in my mind while reading the book. The emotion displayed really hit me hard, and I cried from the beginning until the end. There are worries that Alec Baldwin ruined the movie, in my opinion he did a great job. So stop being bitter, and go see it people!


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