There are some movies that you watch many times, just for the sheer excitement and thrill it brings along with it. These cinematic moments wear off within a day and we continue our daily regime. These are movies that do not inspire us, but manage to keep us entertained and transform us into that surreal world; the one we thrive to be a part of. Then there are movies that might not provide us wholesome entertainment, but they teach us impregnable lessons and remain etched in our hearts forever. My Sister’s Keeper belongs to the latter category.
Released in 2009, My Sister’s Keeper is an American Drama directed by Nick Casseveted and stars Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin and Abigail Breslin. Here are a few reasons why we think it’s a must-watch for one and all –
1) Importance of Family values – It’s a movie you are bound to fall in love with, love that grows with each passing day. It subtly shows us that when the going gets tough, it’s the family that sticks by you the most. Their unconditional care and love is unmatched, and by far our biggest possession.
2) A compelling emotional sojourn – The film is one of the best tear-jerkers of the last decade. It deals with the issue of medical emancipation sensitively and presents an interesting outlook. Be prepared to watch this film with a box full of tissues alongside, as you might be needing many time and again.
3) Riveting performances – The biggest trump card for this film remain some of its noteworthy performances. Cameron Diaz’s lustrous portrayal of an ill-fated mother who’s willing to sacrifice anything for her daughter, is arguably one her best performances till date. It’s a film that catapults her back to the A-league of Hollywood actresses. The other performer who stands out is Abigail Breslin. Watch her charismatically deliver those lump-in-the-throat-like lines during the climax to get a glimpse of this young star’s acting caliber.
4) Poignant Music: The background music of the film compliments the theme of the film splendidly. Two tracks – Feels Like Home and Life is Beautiful are extremely endearing and poignantly-shot as well.
5) It makes you relish life: With a running time of about 109 minutes, My Sister’s Keeper can get a bit slow at times but by the end of it, it gives a strong message about the inevitability of death and the significance of being alive. You will feel the resounding cinematic epiphany that comes along, one that’s going to resonate deep inside and make you value each and every second of your life.
Here’s the trailer
By Anubhav Shrivastava