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Why, Oh Why Is Cameron Diaz in This Movie? May 1, 2008

Filed under: Made Into a Movie — gervmaine @ 1:22 pm
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I don’t know if any of you have read My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. If you haven’t, you should. It is good… I mean really, really, really good (I would peg Nicholas Sparks lovers as the right audience for this story). It’s one of those books that actually makes you feel something. You feel the family’s pain, the older daughter’s agony, the son’s rebellion and the younger daughter’s independence. You want everything to find a way to work out so that all involved get what they want and everyone walks away happy. And when it doesn’t end like a Disney fairytale you are sorry about the way things turned out and unbelieving that it would really end the way it does.

I was sort of happy but a little cautious when I heared that Hollywood was making My Sister’s Keeper in to a major motion picture. I am always leery of books turned in to movies because, let’s be honest, most movies can’t compare the the novel’s they were adapted from.

Imagine my disgust when I heard that Cameron Diaz had been cast as the mother. Oh my God! If you’ve read the book, you must feel the same way I do. This has to be one of the WORST casting decisions in Tinseltown history. The casting agent should be fired. Seriously, CAMERON DIAZ as Sarah Fitzgerald? I can buy Alec Baldwin as Campbell Alexander. I am okay with (but not thrilled) Abigail Breslin’s casting as Anna Fitzgerald, but I am APPALLED at the choice they’ve made for Sarah.

I’d love to hear what others think about this. Am I crazy? Am I wrong? Or am I right on the money about this?