Thomas Dekker Defends “My Sister’s Keeper”

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Yesterday, this TV Addict was surprised to discover, courtesy of our friends over at Buzz Sugar that author Jodi Picoult was none to thrilled with the ending being changed in the upcoming film adaptation of her best-selling book My Sister’s Keeper. Revealing to USA Today in a recent interview that, “Having the ending changed would certainly not have been my choice. I wrote the ending very intentionally because I wanted to leave the reader with a certain message. And changing that ending changes that message. However, I am excited to see the movie and to judge it on its strengths.”

Now I know what you’re thinking, “Umm… TV Addict, what exactly does this have to do with television?” Well, it turns out that when he’s not busy saving the world from killer robots sent from the future, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES star Thomas Dekker spends his hiatus shooting movies. The most recent of which was Nick Cassavetes big screen adaptation of you guessed it, My Sisters’s Keeper.

So what does Dekker have to say in defense of Cassavetes’ film? “While the ending may piss fans of the book off. I did finally see a cut of the film a couple of weeks ago and loved it.” revealed Dekker in an exclusive one-on-one with the TV Addict. “I was actually surprised, because you’re treading on territory that could be really “Hallmark-ey” or “Lifetime-ey” and it didn’t feel like that. Nick Cassevetes [the director] has a very dark sensibility about everything and I think that it events it out.”

In other-words, the 16-year-old in Jericho NY who made headlines by starting the Facebook Group “Save My Sister’s Keeper!” probably shouldn’t count on Dekker to be your 1,601 member.

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  • GMMR

    I’ll see the movie but until that time I still feel entitled to be irked that they would change the ending which was so very powerful and distinctive that it helped to define the entire story. I love me some Jodi Picoult!!

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  • ceci

    porque se cancelo The Sarah Connor Chronicles?

    solo cuentas los televidentes de america del norte, centro y ¿los
    argentinos que?

    o de otros contientes

  • beep

    The movie ending was much better and I’m so glad this version of the story exists. I think Picoult need to send readers a message – or hit them over the head with it – betrayed her own story and characters. It’s rare that a movie changes the ending so dramatically, and it’s an improvement, let alone a vast improvement. Well done to Cassavetes for making a bold and well-considered choice.

  • beep

    ^^ should read “Picoult’s need”, not “Picoult need”