"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.