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Overall B

All of Anna Fitzgerald's (Abigail Breslin) life has been lived in the shadow of her older sister Kate (Sofia Vasilieva). At first, Anna believed that was because of Kate's cancer. But when she discovers she was genetically engineered from birth to be a compatible donor for her sibling, Anna rebels. Hiring a lawyer (Alex Baldwin) she sues her parents (Cameron Diaz and Jason Patric) for the rights to her own body.

Violence C+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use C-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content, some disturbing images, sensuality, language and brief teen drinking.

Talk to your kids about…

My Sister’s Keeper

How is this family impacted by Katie’s illness? What kind of pressure does it put on her siblings? Why are children often forced to grow up sooner in challenging situations?

What dilemmas do Judge De Salvo (Joan Cusack) and Dr. Chance (David Thornton) face as they deal with the Fitzgerald family?

How does Kate respond to her diagnosis?