Good, solid drama about a family who decide to conceive a genetically engineered child for the purpose of using her stem cells to save their eldest daugher from cancer. Daring subject, difficult to swallow at times, but also very well told and emotionally moving. People who usually cry during a movie need to prepare themselves before they watch this one (there will be tears). Abigail breslin (who was nominated for an oscar at the age of 10 in “Little Miss Sunshine”) gives another great performance here. And it’s hard to dismiss any movie starring Alec Baldwin (I love that actor).
Fun fact: “Elle Fanning and Dakota Fanning were originally set to play Anna and Kate Fitzgerald, but bowed out after Dakota reportedly refused to shave her head, as required for the part.”
Categories: The Twenty-First Century