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'My Sister's Keeper' movie: True story of Molly Nash

Genetic engineering

"My Sister's Keeper" is a 2009 true-story movie that is probably based on Molly Nash. "My Sister's Keeper" was released in theaters on June 26, 2009. It is based on a novel by Jodi Picoult. "My Sister's Keeper" is directed by Nick Casssavetes and written by Jeremy Leven. It stars Caeron Diaz, Alec Baldwin and Abigail Breslin.

"My Sister's Keeper" synopsis/plot
Chronicles the story of a family who genetically conceives a child for the sole purpose of keeping their older child alive. The genetically conceived child eventually grows up and sues her parents for the right to her own body. The movie is a heartbreaking tale of what a family must endure while caring for an ill child.

According to an article by CTV News, "My Sister's Keeper" was inspired by a savior sibling case that happened in Colorado in 2000. The Molly Nash story made headlines in 2006, after it was discovered that Lisa and Jack Nash had genetically engineered a baby in order to save their daughter, Molly Nash, who was diagnosed with Fanconi anemia. Her story was also covered in Denver's 5280 magazine. It was that article that most likely inspired the novel.

The Nashes don't believe the movie is reflective of their story. In an interview with CTV News, Lisa Nash stated that their family life "is the true story with a happy ending."

The movie, which is also reminiscent of the Alyssa Ayala story, airs on the Lifetime Movie Network.

For more true stories: Movies Based On True Stories Archives.

Genetic engineering
Genetic engineering Wikipedia

Genetic engineering

The 2009 movie based on the novel by Jodi Picoult. The movie caused quite a bit of controversy when it was first released. There is a great debate about whether this movie is a true depiction of the actual case. Those familiar with the real story say that the two stories couldn't be more different.

Molly Nash-Adam Nash
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Molly Nash-Adam Nash

Here is a photo of Molly Nash and her baby brother Adam Nash. The movie was based on Jodi Picoult's book, and the book was loosely inspired by this true story.

Lisa Nash-Jack Nash: Denver, Colorado
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Lisa Nash-Jack Nash: Denver, Colorado

Pictured here are Lisa Nash and her husband, Jack Nash. The couple does not agree that this movie is based on a true story. Lisa Nash said that she wanted people to know that this was not just a case of "designer babies." The Nashes have a loving and happy family, extremely dissimilar to the couple portrayed in the film.