My Sister's Keeper

2009 PG-13 1h 50m Blu-ray / DVD

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My Sister's Keeper

2009 PG-13 1h 50m Blu-ray / DVD
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A former defense attorney finds herself back in the courtroom when she and her husband are sued for medical emancipation by their 11-year-old daughter, who's expected to donate a kidney to her dying older sister.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
CC
No
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Abigail Breslin
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Jason Patric
  • Sofia Vassilieva
  • Heather Wahlquist
  • Joan Cusack
  • Thomas Dekker
  • Evan Ellingson
  • David Thornton
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this tearjerking drama explores some heavy themes that younger audiences may find difficult to process without guidance. A teenager is terminally ill, and her march to the end is painful: She vomits after chemo, her hair and eyebrows fall out, and more. The effects of her illness on her family are are similarly heartbreaking to watch. The film also touches on teenage sexuality and drinking and has some fairly infrequent swearing, including "f--k" and "s--t."

Sexual Content

A teenage girl falls in love with a boy and nearly consummates their relationship (they're shown under covers holding each other, but later on, she intimates that she didn't go all the way). They also kiss and make out. Parents trade mild sexual innuendoes.

Violence

A mother screams in anger and frustration at her husband and tries to block the van he's driving. A mom slaps a child.

Language

"Goddammit," "s--t," "bitch," "hell," "damn," "oh my God," and one "f--k."

Social Behavior

A child sues her parents for medical emancipation while her terminally ill sister waits for her to donate a kidney. It sounds grim, but there's actually a lot of love here -- the family is supportive of one another, though they're also suffering from the worries and fears attendant to the situation.

Consumerism

Products shown/mentioned include 7-Up, Dr. Pepper, and Chevrolet.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A teen is briefly shown tipsy and holding a bottle, seemingly having gotten drunk because she's angry at her condition. Social drinking by adults.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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