'My Sister's Keeper'

When her parents, played by Cameron Diaz and Jason Patric, ask their youngest daughter, Anna (Abigail Breslin), to donate her kidney on behalf of her dying sister, Anna sues them for the right to her body. Nick Cassavetes’ adaptation of Jodi Piccoult’s bestselling novel — which also stars Alec Baldwin as Anna’s attorney — is a deeply personal project for the director, whose daughter was diagnosed with a fatal illness when she was 4 (she is now a healthy 21). “Cameron plays one of my favorite characters ever, because I was Cameron,” Cassavetes says. As for the anticipated critical reaction, Cassavetes shrugs. “There’s an old saying about me: ‘Great last name, wrong first name.’ They kick my butt no matter what I do.” (June 26)
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When her parents, played by Cameron Diaz and Jason Patric, ask their youngest daughter, Anna (Abigail Breslin), to donate her kidney on behalf of her dying sister, Anna sues them for the right to her body. Nick Cassavetes’ adaptation of Jodi Piccoult’s bestselling novel — which also stars Alec Baldwin as Anna’s attorney — is a deeply personal project for the director, whose daughter was diagnosed with a fatal illness when she was 4 (she is now a healthy 21). “Cameron plays one of my favorite characters ever, because I was Cameron,” Cassavetes says. As for the anticipated critical reaction, Cassavetes shrugs. “There’s an old saying about me: ‘Great last name, wrong first name.’ They kick my butt no matter what I do.” (June 26)

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