Unforgettable book, unforgettable movie, unforgettable acting…
Saw the movie yesterday and I'm still crying.
"My Sister's Keeper" triggered a state in me that's beautifully unbearable.
I read this book recently. I knew the movie would be different. They always are. Anyway I was excited to see Cameron Diaz play Sarah Fitzgerald because I knew she would rock it since it’s something unusual for her style. And boy did she perform!
• This movie is about a girl dying of leukemia but really it’s about how the family is "living" whilst she dies.
• So on the one hand Kate is sitting at the beach covered in a towel breathing her last breaths while her siblings play catch with their aunt and feed the pigeons.
• It’s about a father who understands that he can blow out fires in other people’s homes and rescue them but he is helpless in his own house. He just fights with her wife whom he loves most and say he will divorce her for just sake and a small wish of her child.
• It’s about siblings who have seen the shadow of death in their homes since the day they were born and behave almost like adults having to face the bitter reality of a disease that has plagued all their minds.
• In the end it’s really about a mother who has done everything in her capacity to keep her sick child alive for 14 years. And still crying and wishing that she should live for some more moments.
Cameron Diaz has given her performance of a lifetime. Especially in the last scene when she breaks like a piece of glass. The first time in the entire movie. What stuck with me the most, other than Diaz, was the love story of the 2 sick characters. Taylor and Kate emote such realism while they are dating. In their eyes and actions you see two people who know this is temporary and want to cherish everything they have. It teaches the audience a lesson, which we ought to be that way every waking day of our lives. You don't have to be sick to realize the transience of life's pleasures.
I cried a lot during this movie. So much more I want to say about it and what the movie induced in me.
But I'm still where "My Sister's Keeper" left me: Speechless.
Rating: 5 / 5