When her mother's diagnosed with terminal cancer, a strong-willed teenager watches her life fall apart and must battle to put the pieces back together before her mom's time runs out.
SummaryLots of films glorify cancer, such as the much-adored "The Fault in Our Stars." However, the reality of cancer is much starker, and what it can do to a family is devastating. One particular challenge occurs when that cancer is hereditary and related to a genetic mutation. An example is the BRCA mutation which greatly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in women, especially the Ashkenazi Jewish population, which this film focuses on.
Bound by Blood follows the story of a mother and a daughter, the former discovering she has terminal cancer, and the latter discovering she has the BRCA mutation and is a high cancer risk. In order to stay united, they must overcome the biology driving them apart.
Good script. The dialogue speaks well but could be better.
There are scenes that need to be removed. The masturbating scene is one of them.
Get this... This script is good enough but it is still another cancer story. There are lots of them out there.
You gotta find one thing to put in your story that will make it stand out among others. I get that you went to the angle of inherited cancer gene but you gotta find a way to play more on this. And the Derek character, take him off. He is of no use. Whether he is there or not, it doesn't make any difference.