"My Sister's Keeper" -- Bring lots and lots of tissues! 


I walked into the screening of "My Sister's Keeper" not knowing what to fully expect. All I knew was that the film was based on Jodi Picoult's bestselling book about an 11-year old kid who's suing her parents for medical emancipation. She doesn't want her body to be the lifeline of her dying sister anymore.

And guess what? The movie won me over! I love how Nick Cassavetes and his "The Notebook" screenwriting partner, Jeremy Leven, turn this film into a character-driven study on death and dying and its effects on a tight family unit. If the filmmakers decide to make this a narrative-driven movie, it would have been a melodramatic Lifetime channel fare.

I cried. A lot. And didn't feel guilty about it!

Cameron Diaz shines as the seemingly single-minded mother who has one purpose in life -- to save the dying Kate (the fantastic Sofia Vassilieva).

But the heart of the film belongs to the Oscar-nominated Abigail Breslin (Anna). This girl is amazing! She can go from sweet and precarious, to sorrow and grief in one second!

"My Sister's Keeper" comes out on June 26th, trust me, you'll love this film.

And coming out on www.mannythemovieguy.com, my cast interviews with Diaz, Vassilieva, and Breslin. And of course, my full movie review, just how many movie kisses should I give this film? Stay tuned...

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