Excerpt: The opening scenes of My Sister's Keeper depict a family that razzes one another at the dinner table, cavorts on a backyard trampoline and blows bubbles at each other for laughs. It seems like a great group to be a part of, unless your raison d'être is a walking blood and bone marrow bank for your...
Conclusion: With its varied perspective and straightforward presentation, 'My Sister's Keeper' may be a cut above the typical disease-of-the-week drama, but Nick Cassavetes' film remains mired in an unforgiving genre and isn't strong enough to break out.
Excerpt: The Film Most babies are products of drunken evenings and lack of birth control. With an opening line like that, you just know that My Sister's Keeper will be a major downer -- and boy does it ever deliver. The film is based on Jodi Picoult's 2004 novel of the same name.
Conclusion: My Sister's Keeper will appeal to some and leave others shaking their heads. The cast's performances are strong, but Cassavetes' story and direction are so heavy-handed, manipulative, and contrived that the film isn't likely to elicit anything more substantial than scorn.
Excerpt: The Notebook is one of this decade's most noteworthy chick flicks, reducing an entire generation of moviegoers to tears as they swooned over an epic romance. Nick Cassavetes has adapted another bestseller with co-writer Jeremy Leven (Alex & Emma, The Notebook, The Legend of Bagger Vance) starring...
Excerpt: The world is depressing enough already, what with the Iranian election protests and the dismal weather in New York and the very existence of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen . Do we really need a movie like My Sister's Keeper , which doesn't tell a sad story so much as wallow in it?
Summary: Sara Fiztgerald (Cameron Diaz) försöker till varje pris vill rädda sin leukemisjuka dotter. Det hela går så långt att Sara och hennes man Brian (Jason Patrick) framställer ett provrörsbarn som ska kunna bistå sin syster med ”reservdelar”. Den perfekta systern.
Excerpt: Nick Cassavetes toont met My Sister’s Keeper wederom een geweldig drama-regisseur te zijn, want ja: ik voelde één of twee keer een traan over m’n wang rollen tijdens het kijken van deze film. Nee, echt geen drie keer..!