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.
Why Is My Sister’s Keeper Rated PG-13?
My Sister’s Keeper is rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, some disturbing images, sensuality, language and brief teen drinking.
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With much of this movie set in a hospital, there are numerous depictions of medical procedures, sick patients and death. Patients bleed profusely, vomit and lose control of bodily functions. A patient appears to drink urine. One character experiences a seizure. Several comments are made about sperm, conception, birth control and in vitro fertilization. An adult slaps a child. Family members quarrel, sometimes violently. A woman attacks a man. He pushes her. There is brief discussion about a child who was killed by a drunk driver. A teen couple kisses passionately and is shown in bed together after having sex. A bare back is shown. Several sexually suggestive comments are made. A character sits uncomfortably close to the edge of a ledge several stories off the ground. Characters drink with dinner. A teen character drinks and ingests prescription pills in an apparent suicide attempt. The script includes frequent profanities, terms of Deity, and an extreme sexual expletive.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Release Date: 17 November 2009
My Sister’s Keeper on DVD offers copies of the movie in both widescreen and full-screen presentations. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English). The disc also includes over fifteen minutes of additional scenes.
My Sister’s Keeper on Blu-ray is presented in1080p HD resolution. The package includes:
- Digital copy of the movie.
- Featurettes: Behind-the-Scenes and From Picoult to Screen.
- Additional Scenes (approximately 15 minutes).