Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) was created as a test tube baby to be the perfect genetic match for her sister Kate, who has Leukemia. On the verge of having to donate a major organ to her sister, Anna hires a lawyer to sue her parents for medical emancipation. She says she just wants control over her own body.
This, of course, puts her family in an uproar. Her brother is quiet but obviously bothered. Her mother (played by Cameron Diaz) is angry, and fighting tooth and nail to force Anna to have the operation. Her father is confused, unsure how he is supposed to feel and wondering when Anna started wanting to make her own decisions.
The only person who doesn't seem bothered by Anna's actions is Kate herself, the one who has the most to lose if Anna wins her case.
I'm not usually a fan of dramas, but did enjoy this movie.
I was bothered by the way the filming jumped from one point of view to another too often, and also jumped forward and backward in time.
I do want to read the book to hopefully get a better look into the familys thoughts and feelings.