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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sad Movies always make me cry

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.

DSCF3070 The empty movie theatre

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. 


Lis Harwood said...

Oh, I had the book from the library but didn't get it read before we left for NZ - must try harder!!

Carrum Downs Scquilters said...

Jenny, the book is very different. Ithas caused a lot ofdiscussion in our family, as we had been through a very similar situation with my brother. I appreciated the film,but the book is better. I didn't cry until the end of the film- but then the floodgates opened.
Helen Evans

Unknown said...

Hi Jenny, I read the book first, sobbed at that, was told how different the movie was & waited a while (had to wait till nobody there to make fun of me)but ended up watching it. Floodgates galore particularly at the beach scene. Jodi Picoult has written 15 or 16 books & I've read about 8 I think - all fabulous but very thought provoking. She loves those subjects. VERY readable. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.

OneLittleThread said...

Hmm.. saw the movie with DD (Miss15 who had read the book). I too only cried at the end, and thought it a bit "too hollywood and predictable". DD said it was completely different to book, so I had better get reading specs on.