Decoding Annie Parker follows the incredible, irreverent and heartwarming story of how the paths of cancer survivor Annie Parker (Samantha Morton) and geneticist Mary-Claire King (Helen Hunt) intersect. With grace and humor the film chronicles how these remarkable women work to make one of the most important genetic discoveries of the 20th century.
Entertainment Weekly reflects on “Decoding Annie Parker,” the true story of Annie Parker and her fight against breast cancer, "The film splits time between Parker’s (played by Samantha Morton) story of how her fixation on cancer affected her personal life, and the story of Dr. King (played by Helen Hunt), the doctor responsible for finding the genetic link in breast cancer—considered one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.
Having now beaten cancer three times, Dr. King was fascinated to hear Parker’s medical story. However, Parker claims that this film is about more than just her. “It’s not just about my story,” she said. “It’s also about so many women.”
Check out the trailer: http://youtu.be/yejorH_XH7A
Run time: 99 minutes
Originally published at harpercancer.nd.edu.