Heartland Truly Moving Pictures proudly presents the Truly Moving Picture Award to New Line Cinema’s My Sister’s Keeper, the adaptation of Jodi Picoult’s best-selling novel.
Starring Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin and Joan Cusack, this touching story of family ties and unbreakable bonds is a both a tear-jearker and a though-provoking meditation on unconditional love.
Nick Cassavetes, director of The Notebook, paints in beautiful strokes the story of a family struggling with one terminally ill child and another born solely to provide salvation for the other. Sara and Brian Fitzgerald’s life with their young son and their two-year-old daughter, Kate, is forever altered when they learn that Kate has leukemia. The parents’ only hope is to conceive another child, specifically intended to save Kate’s life. For some, such genetic engineering would raise both moral and ethical questions; for the Fitzgeralds, Sara in particular, there is no choice but to do whatever it takes to keep Kate alive. And what it takes is Anna. Kate (Sofia Vassilieva) and Anna (Abigail Breslin) share a bond closer than most sisters: though Kate is older, she relies on her little sister—in fact, her life depends on Anna.
The film reveals surprising truths that challenge one’s perceptions of family love and loyalty and give new meaning to the definition of healing. It’s now in theaters, so find tickets at a theater in your area.