my 11 year old watched this at her friends house and when she came home she said "that movie was amazing really enjoyed watching it with my friend!" So i watched it and it was a spectactular movie that wasnt that bad. The sex wasnt that bad either. But what i was slightly concerned about was the images my daughter was seeing of a child suffering cancer... But i decided that she was mature enough to handle it
This film deals with a lot of the problems and emotions that a family goes through when a tragedy such as this happens. Some people are selfish and others are all giving in this miraculous film. However, the material is for an older audience of about 16 or older. That age will really appreciate some of the goings on, and get more of the seriousness of the film, and will understand some of the legal jargon and terms and how the legal system works. However, be warned that there are more then a few curse words in this film.
My Sister's Keeper, both the book and the movie is about the bond between two sisters and learning when to let go and when to hold on. The message of the book was literally, that above all Anna loved her sister. Anna loved her sister enough to let her go even though she wanted her to stay, loved her enough to do something she didn't want to. Even though it meant making everybody angry at her. The message of the movie was learnin when to let go of people you love.
Personally I think you should wait until your kids are 14 and up to see this movie, not because of drugs, sex, swearing, or violence; but because the message of the story might be a little high brow for most younger kids to get. The movie is a tearjerker and even adults will spend a lot of the movie crying.
"My Sister's Keeper" was a fabulous movie, especially since someone close to me struggled and died with cancer. The swearing is light, with infrequent uses of the words "sh*t" "b**ch" and "d*mn". A 14 year old has a steamy make-out, but she is on her porch which makes is less sexual. Though during prom night the 14 year old sleeps naked with her boyfriend, but it is because she knows she is going to die soon, and she admits to her mother they didn't have full-on sex.There are many positive messages and role models. The mother of a 14 year old with leukemia is very headstrong, but it is only because she loves her daughter so much and does not want to let her die.The leukemic and her little sister are very loving and caring towards each other. This movie gives the message of letting a person you love that is suffering, go. There is no real violence, just the girl with cancer has extreme nosebleeds and vomits up blood. In one scene she is so angry with her cancer that she dresses up gothic and throws glass bottles to break them.Keep in mind this is a very emotional film, with the main themes being death. This film is basically looking at 14 year old who has struggled with leukemia since she was 2, slowly die, and how the family reacts to it. The actors are very believable, which makes the movie all the more sad. This is a fabulous film, but a real tearjerker for anyone of any age.
I liked this movie a lot - went to see it alone as my 9 year old wanted to see it and after reading reviews decided to check it out myself first. I decided it was inappropriate for her and she is a rather mature 9. It wasn't the cancer/death issue that concerned me but the sexual inferences.
This movie hit home for me because both my dad and grandmother have had cancer so i had a lot of trouble not tearing up during it.
Its what i like to call a happy sad movie, the family fights because of the hard times but in the end they are closer for it.
it has a lot of things you can learn form and talk about.
It can all so help to understand what happens when you get sick like this.
I was so disapointed by this movie. It is nothing at all like the book. The characters don't have the same personalities as the characters in the book. They even left out a character that is a main player in the book. The same people don't die in them. It may seem like I don't have a heart but I hated this movie. Even if I hadn't read the book it would not have been a good movie to me.
i watched this film with a friend and i am 14, i loved it!
it showed me how lucky i am ( no illness ) and how families can pull together in bad times!
at the end it is sad i did cry :(
but i would recommend it to everyone!
i have just brought it on bow office :D:D
i have 3 sons 1 is 9 the othe other is 11 and the oldest one is 14. And i have a wife. So we decided to bye this movie to watch as a family. After about 3 minutes we decided this movie wasnt appropreat for our 9 year old to watch. But our 11 year old and 14 year watched it till the very end. My wife cried a lot and my 11 year old didnt like 1 of the images that was in the movie but still he didnt mind that much. And my 14 year old just thought it was ok. As for me i loved it and thought it was perfect family film! I couldent have asked for a better one!
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