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
Real-life sisters Elle Fanning and Dakota Fanning were originally set to play Anna and Kate Fitzgerald, but bowed out after Dakota Fanning reportedly refused to shave her head, as required for the part. See more »
At one point in the movie, instead of being called by the fictional name Kate, she is called by her actual name, Sofia. See more »
Andromeda 'Anna' Fitzgerald:
When I was a kid, my mother told me that I was a little piece of blue sky that came into this world because she and Dad loved me so much. It was only later that I realized that it wasn't exactly true. Most babies are coincidences. I mean, up in space you've got all these souls flying around looking for bodies to live in. Then, down here on Earth, two people have sex or whatever, and bam, coincidence. Sure, you hear all these stories about how everyone plans these perfect families. ...
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Don't Wanna Cry
Written and Performed by Pete Yorn
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment See more »
Never took my eyes of the screen
It's impossible to write a review without spoilers for this movie so I'll simply say....
Fantastic Cast, Emotional story, Well written but average direction (hence 9/10 not 10)
For me the direction in the first half could have been better but you'll forget about it after a while. The ending could have been better too. The Director has missed a trick here. When you watch it (and love it still) you'll know what I mean and think about the ending you actually wanted.
All that said, you have to see this movie!
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