“Decoding Annie Parker” is a biographical drama film released in 2013. The movie tells the true story of Annie Parker (Samantha Morton), a woman who is diagnosed with breast cancer and subsequently becomes a patient advocate, while trying to uncover the genetic roots of the disease.
The film also explores the work of Dr. Mary-Claire King (Helen Hunt), a geneticist who discovered the link between genetics and breast cancer. King’s research led to the development of the BRCA1 gene test, which can identify individuals who are at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
As Annie and Dr. King’s stories unfold, the film also examines the emotional toll of breast cancer on patients and their families, and the challenges faced by researchers in the medical community.
The film was praised by critics for its sensitive portrayal of the lives of breast cancer patients and their families, as well as its nuanced approach to the scientific and ethical issues surrounding breast cancer research. “Decoding Annie Parker” was hailed as an inspiring and poignant film that raises awareness about breast cancer and the importance of genetic testing.
Duration: 91 min.