• Henrique Menezes

    ½ Watched by Henrique Menezes 15 Aug, 2016

    This wasn't even sad.

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  • Colin Rudge

    ★★½ Watched by Colin Rudge 10 Aug, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is a really difficult film to judge as there’s a lot that I like about the film. It is definitely melodramatic and sentimental, but it was dealt with interestingly enough to keep me from being irritated, at least at first! There’s a much appreciated attempt there to try and empathise with everyone’s perspective on the terrible situation and I really liked the structure of the film with the shifting around the timeline of the progression of Kate’s terminal cancer,…

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  • calypte

    ★★★ Watched by calypte 10 Aug, 2016

    Absolutely not my genre but I can't deny it's done well for what it is.

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  • John Lees

    ★★★ Rewatched by John Lees 10 Aug, 2016

    I recognise that MY SISTER'S KEEPER is a maudlin, sappy film, one which manipulates your emotions to an almost cynical extent. But even so, I can't help but get hit right in the feels: the story and subject matter is just so inherently sad.

    The film sets up a thorny moral premise that leaves you sympathising with both sides. Abigail Breslin plays a girl who was born a test tube baby manufactured with the purpose of being a donor for…

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  • TocoMan

    ½ Added by TocoMan

    0/100
    I loathe this movie

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  • Martin Tillkvist

    ★★ Watched by Martin Tillkvist 21 Jul, 2016 1

    This one is a real mess scriptwise. There's great potential in the story but the movie just doesn't work. Too bad...

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  • Charlie

    ★★ Watched by Charlie 20 Jul, 2016

    (Another 3.5/10, maybe? Hard to rate movies like this.)

    To be honest, I'm not completely sure how I'm supposed to feel about this. I think it was pretty well produced and I enjoyed something about it even if it was somehow both cheesy and depressing. The performances weren't bad, especially Breslin. It brought up moral questions that were new and interesting to think about. I teared up a few times, but like the past few movies I watched it's been…

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  • Conan Tan

    ★★½ Watched by Conan Tan 29 Jun, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Well, the ending of this film is way better than what is supposedly the ending in the book. Going in, I thought Cameron Diaz was the one with the cancer. But then it turns out she is the demanding mother. The narration does not feel necessary and seems like it was there because it is what is presented in the book.

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  • mjbillington

    ★★★½ Watched by mjbillington 25 Jun, 2016

    The medicine is not that good, but emotionally it is quite satisfyiing and the performances are pretty fantastic

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  • Castro Fidel

    ★½ Added by Castro Fidel

    My Sister's Keeper, der, im Jahr 2009 erschienen, von Nick Cassavates gedreht wurde, handelt von einem Mädchen, dass vor Gericht zieht, um lebensqualitätseinschränkende Operationen an ihrem Körper zu verhindern. Denn sie wurde als Retortenkind für ihre im Sterben liegende Schwester gezüchtet, um lebensrettende Organ- und Knochenmarkspenden zu ermöglichen. Ihre geschockten Eltern legen Protest ein und möchten sie daran hindern, ihren Selbstbestimmungsanspruch zu verwirklichen.

    Diese Grundkonstellation ist recht interessant, da dieser Aspekt der Gentechnik bisher unzureichend beleuchtet wurde, doch nach der…

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  • LLFIN

    ★★★ Watched by LLFIN 07 Sep, 2011

    Sad. what more can I say. Excellent performances by the girls and so many tears but still....Sad.

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  • IlzeF

    ★★½ Watched by IlzeF 23 May, 2016

    Multiple character voice-overs do not translate well to film, at least not in this case. But at least the makers of the film had the courage to go for the ending Jodi Picoult chickened out of.

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