Cancer Movies: The Cynic's Kryptonite

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | April 16, 2009 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | April 16, 2009 |


This one does have a compelling premise, and at least a few decent cast members. In it, a married couple, played by Cameron Diaz and Jason Patric, genetically conceive a child -- Abigail Breslin -- in order to use her to help save their older, cancer-ridden daughter's life. The catch? When the procedure nears, Breslin's character hires a lawyer -- played by Alec Baldwin -- to sue her parents so that she doesn't have to do the operation (there's a secret somewhere in there).

Anyway, even the trailer is a sternum kicker (despite the presence of Diaz). It comes from Nick Cassavettes (The Notebook), so you know the guy knows how to jerk some tears. I suspect this one will be a full-throttle weeper. And I hope to God I don't review it -- I am hopeless up against these movies (yeah, even the first Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: In My Pants).

Here's the trailer.






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