By Pranava Boyidapu
A strongly emotional movie based on the book by the same name by Jodi Picoult, it holds the audience with a captivating story line that slowly unfolds itself while the cinematography is enchanting at times.
The story is about the family. It’s about Anna who sues her parents for the rights of her body, medical emancipation so that she doesn’t have to live with a single kidney for the rest of her life. It’s about a sister, who feels that the family is going through a lot of trouble over her cancer problems and wishes she could be a better sister and a better daughter. It’s about a mother who fights for one daughter’s life by fighting with the other daughter in court for her kidney. It’s about a father who struggles hard to hold the family together and to ensure that all his children are happy. It’s about a brother whose dyslexia went unnoticed because of the cancer patient in the house.
The camera helps enormously to the story. From the very beginning of the movie the camera helps set the mood. A slow motion movement, with a happy, slow jingle captures all the happy moments that the family spends yet retaining the weight of the situation at the back of the mind at the audience. The best scene in the movie I feel is the scene where Kate, the girl with cancer, refuses to go out of the house because she lost all her hair. The mother then shaves off her head and the entire family goes to an amusement park. The scene was shot beautiful! Watch it to understand it!
Here is a sneak peek that will get you hooked.