And what could be more sad than viewing “My Sister’s Keeper”? There I was, all alone in Theatre Number 4 yesterday afternoon, hanky at the ready, all set to sit through the heart rending film when one other patron came in. So then there were two.
My Sister’s Keeper is based on the novel written by Jodi Picoult. It tells the story of 13-year-old Anna, who sues her parents for medical emancipation when she is expected to donate a kidney to her sister Kate. Anna was initially conceived as a perfect match to provide cord blood to Kate, who is dying from leukaemia. Over the years Anna had to undergo various medical procedures to bolster the health of her sister. It was all very sad and emotional and I sniffled and dabbed my eyes through the movie. Interesting enough, the other movie goer, who was sitting right behind me, never made a sound. She must be made of much sterner stuff that me. Quilt lovers unite – there was a satin crazy patch quilt in the film.
I really must read the novel now, although I understand that the ending in the film was very different to how the book was written.