This is one of those films which could step over the “we’re trying to make you cry” line. Sad stories from a real life perspective, good! Sad stories used as a device to make you feel something in a movie that otherwise you would feel nothing for, bad. It’s like in Defiance, saying the word “Auschwitz” is not enough to make me care about the film. That being said, I am judging the movie by the trailer. And maybe I’m wrong, maybe it’s the next Little Miss Sunshine. Hell anything with Alex Baldwin and Abigail Breslin I’m done for!
Check it out for yourself below and decide for yourself…
Synopsis: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl’s life. The parents’ desperate decision raises both ethical and moral questions and rips away at the foundation of their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart, while revealing surprising truths that challenge everyone’s perceptions of love and loyalty and give new meaning to the definition of healing.
- Director: Nick Cassavetes
- Writers: Jeremy Leven and Nick Cassavetes (“The Notebook”) Based on the novel by Jodi Picoult
- Cast: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Sofia Vassilieva, Joan Cusack, Jason Patric
What do you think of the film?