When Anna Fitzgerald’s older sister Kate needs a kidney transplant to keep up her fight with leukemia, Anna seeks out a successful lawyer (Alec Baldwin) in LA and files suit against her parents for the rights to her own body.
Turns out, after the Fitzgerald’s discovered Kate’s illness, they had Anna conceived by in vitro fertilization so she could be a perfect match donor for Kate. As the family desperately tries to keep Kate alive, they overlook the effects it has on their family.
I’ll admit, I was a bit intrigued with the idea of an 11-year-old suing her parents for the rights to her own body. What kid comes up with an idea like this or the cash to do it?
The plot is interesting, but the movie got a bit long and unrealistic in parts. My Sister’s Keeper had potential but failed to deliver.
Released: June 26, 2009