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My Sister's Keeper

Writer and director Nick Cassavetes' (The Notebook) drama, based on the best-selling novel by Jodi Picoult, raises interesting ethical and legal questions.

Eleven-year-old Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin - Little Miss Sunshine) and her family tell, in flashbacks, the story of her older sister Kate's (Sofia Vassilieva) diagnosis of leukaemia and her mother Sara (Cameron Diaz) and father Brian's (Jason Patric) decision to conceive a genetically engineered daughter for the express purpose of donating body parts to Kate.

When Kate desperately needs a kidney, Anna decides that she doesn't want to donate hers and goes to the lengths of hiring a lawyer, Campbell Alexander (Alec Baldwin), in her quest for medical emancipation from her family.

Anna's decision sends shock waves through the family and leads to a legal showdown...

(2009) Cert: 12A

My Sister's Keeper synopsis

A young girl, conceived to help keep her leukemia-stricken sister alive, files for 'medical emancipation' from her parents

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My Sister's Keeper

Writer and director Nick Cassavetes' (The Notebook) drama, based on the best-selling novel by Jodi Picoult, raises interesting ethical and legal questions.

Film 4 6.55pm Tue 21 Oct