and Brian Fitzgerald’s life with their young son and their two-year-old
daughter, Kate, is forever altered when they learn that Kate has leukemia.
The parents’ only hope is to conceive another child, specifically
intended to save Kate’s life. For
some, such genetic engineering would raise both moral and ethical questions; for
the Fitzgeralds, Sara in particular, there is no choice but to do whatever it
takes to keep Kate alive. And what
it takes is Anna.
(Sofia Vassilieva) and Anna (Abigail Breslin) share a bond closer than most
sisters: though Kate is older, she relies on her little sister—in fact, her
life depends on Anna.
their young lives, the sisters endure various medical procedures and hospital
stays—just another part of their close-knit family’s otherwise normal life.
Sara (Cameron Diaz), a loving wife and mother who left her career as an
attorney to care for her daughter, is sometimes lost inside the single-minded
caregiver she has become in her efforts to save Kate.
Her strong, supportive husband, Brian (Jason Patric), is often rendered
powerless and passive by his wife’s strength and determination.
And their only son, Jesse (Evan Ellingson), drifts, at times all but
forgotten as Kate and Anna take center stage.
Anna, now 11, says “no.” Seeking medical emancipation, she hires her own lawyer (Alec
Baldwin), initiating a court case that divides the family and that could leave
Kate’s rapidly failing body in the hands of fate.
Based on the bestselling book from Jodi Picoult, “My Sister’s Keeper” reveals surprising truths that challenge one’s perceptions of family love and loyalty and give new meaning to the definition of healing.