Overall Rank: 2811
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 85
Theatrical Release Date: 06/26/2009
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/17/2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Actors: Alec Baldwin, Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Joan Cusack, Jason Patric, Sofia Vassilieva
Plot: Young Anna Fitzgerald has spent her entire life at the operating table, at the hospital, at the clinic but not because she is sick, but because she is a genetic match to her older sister who needs her bone morrow to fight the leukemia in her body. Now that she is older, she questions this life leading to a decision that may tear the family apart.
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/22/2014
Young Anna Fitzgerald has spent her entire life at the operating table, at the hospital, at the clinic but not because she is sick, but because she is a genetic match to her older sister who needs her bone morrow to fight the leukemia in her body. Now that she is older, she questions this life leading to a decision that may tear the family apart. This movie is sad and it many sound a bit horrible saying this but the movie was forgettable.
talwahfrench - wrote on 12/03/2011
I was very disappointed in this film. Actually, I was downright pissed off about this movie, but that's because I loved the book and I felt like the movie completely butchered it. The characters were under developed (it was a shame not to have Alec Baldwin's character more present in the film, especially since they cast the perfect person for that role) and the story line felt rushed. I won't spoil the ending, but it's 100% opposite what happened in the book. If they really wanted to make people cry, they should have stuck with the actually story.
Smokinmags - wrote on 07/10/2010
Great movie, with many complex themes. Cameron Diaz reveals herself as an actor, who can do more than one type of role.
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sarahmc - wrote on 05/12/2010
Completely different to the book - which I actually really liked. The film tries too hard to make you cry, with long scenes of the family laughing together, accompanied by heart-breaking music. At times it tried to stick to the book without giving thought to the things it was missing out. For example, the brother barely has a role in the film, yet Anna says at the end that he 'finally gets his life back together' when we haven't really seen it falling apart. Also, she 'finally' finds out what condition the lawyer has, when he's only given one or two explanations. (In the book he gives quite a few). If you're prepared to ignore all its failings and just want a good old cry then you may like this film. And an added bonus is Cameron Diaz who gives a really great performance.
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