A girl (Abigail Breslin) who was conceived as a marrow donor for her gravely ill sister goes to court to seek emancipation and prevent further harvesting of her body tissue.
" A surprisingly lovely movie about an absolutely awful subject, My Sister's Keeper features what also may be the year's first performance worthy of Oscar mention. "
" Although the compelling courtroom drama gets forgotten for much of the movie, My Sister's Keeper also is relatively realistic about the physical and emotional toll of disease. "
" An adaptation that, although departing dramatically from such key elements as the book's ending, will please fans. "
" For all its awkward structure, the film is heartfelt and deeply affecting. "
" I found the movie to be really tough and challenging and enjoyable. "
" My Sister's Keeper humanizes vexing questions about medical ethics without sacrificing rattling family drama. "
" Uneven but deeply moving. "
" With solid performances and an intelligent script, My Sister's Keeper offers a moving and powerfully realistic portrait of a family stalked by tragedy that somehow manages to emerge from crisis battered but intact. "
" A moving story, but the film's overly romantic tone rings hollow. "
" Diaz is a whiny irrelevance, but sharp supporting work from Alec Baldwin and Joan Cusack makes the proceedings tolerable for boyfriends. "
" Don't avoid My Sister's Keeper because it's a film about a serious issue. Avoid it because it approaches that issue like a very special episode of Grey's Anatomy -- complete with whining pop songs and all the comforts of cliche. "
" I have a heart. I just don't want schlock. "
" My Sister's Keeper has a gutsy premise, but no guts. "
" My Sister's Keeper offers a couple of twists, one of them crucial and the other cruelly unnecessary and melodramatic. "
" My Sister's Keeper takes a compelling ethical dilemma and turns it into formulaic pap by trying relentlessly to ensure an emotional reaction with sentimental exploitation and plot contrivances. "
" My Sister's Keeper takes on a very tough subject, but ultimately it is too soft, too easy, and it dissolves like a tear-soaked tissue. "
" My Sister's Keeper targets tear ducts so ruthlessly, it might as well be sponsored by Kleenex. "
" Their message in My Sister's Keeper? Cancer sucks, but there's always the balm of beach scenes and an emo soundtrack. "
" Where restraint might have raised up My Sister's Keeper, a heavy hand has brought it down. "
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