Your Sister's Sister 2011

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When Jack finds himself down on his luck, best friend Iris suggests he spend a weekend at her family's remote island retreat. Upon arriving Jack discovers Iris's sister Hannah had the same idea and the two find solace together in sharing their issues and drunkenly kiss. When Iris arrives the next morning unannounced she further complicates matters.

Starring:
Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Duplass
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

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Your Sister's Sister

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Lynn Shelton
Starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Duplass
Supporting actors Mike Birbiglia, Emily Blunt
Studio Studiocanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.2 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Laura T VINE VOICE on 28 Nov 2012
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This watchable film is slight on plot, but, initially, at least, strong on characterisation. Kicking off with a memorable opening scene in which Jack (Mark Duplass) interrupts a memorial party for his brother, Tom, with an eulogy to Tom's flaws, declaring drunkenly that they need to remember 'the man', not an idealised version of their friend. His long-time best friend, Iris (Emily Blunt) dispatches him to her family's island cottage to have some time to himself, where he meets her half-sister, Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt). As they down a bottle of tequila, Hannah and Jack reveal more to each other than they had anticipated, and when Iris turns up the next day, a train of surprising events is set in motion.

I'm a big fan of observational films that focus on detail and character interaction (I liked 'Rachel Getting Married', 'Archipelago' and 'Another Year' for these reasons), and the opening scenes made me hopeful that 'Your Sister's Sister' would be of that ilk. Unfortunately, after Iris arrives at the cottage, I thought that this film went rapidly downhill, and ended up becoming an uncomfortable compromise between a predictable Hollywood melodrama and a more edgy art-house film, neither enjoyably trashy nor particularly thoughtful. The three lead actors all deliver strong performances, but unfortunately, the second half of the script rushes their character development so fast it's beyond salvation. A key reconciliation is portrayed through a montage, and the ending of the film was frustrating - not because I was desperate to know what happened next, but because the possibility it hinges on was so slight it was hardly believable that the characters were placing so much weight on it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 May 2013
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This is an indie chick flick. It is about "the relationship." After a whole year, Jack (Mark Duplass) can't get over his brother's death, an indication this has written by a woman who believes men think like women. At the recommendation of his brother's ex-girlfriend Iris (Emily Blunt) he utilizes a remote cabin on an island in Washington state. As he arrives late at night Iris' sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt) is also there. She just broke up with her girlfriend and they hit it off well, in fact a little too well.

Iris, for some unexplained reason, arrives and confesses to her sister her love for Jack, one that is mutual but never spoken. We wait for the moment.

The movie starts out with a bunch of pretentious dialouge, including the old, "remember when he stole a wheelchair" flashback. The dialouge was written badly. The acting was good, and I admit Lynn Shelton did a better job at directing this formula than writing it. Can we stop with a guy riding a bicycle with beautiful scenery to an acoustical accompaniment? It is time to move on.

Parental Guidance: F-bomb. Brief sex scene. No nudity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Another Weasley VINE VOICE on 15 Dec 2012
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This is not your traditional rom-com; in fact at times it is quite depressing! It is quite a slow burner and it feels low-budget/indie/arty but then that is ok as it is more about the characters and the plot rather than the production and I guess it works quite well. The film passed the time but at the end of the day I can't say I would watch it again. It is not a bad film but it's not a particularly great film.

There is promise; however it never quite reaches anything. The plot is ok but predictable and the "comedy" is hit and miss. Sometimes it seems that the film is trying to be a little bit too clever for itself and does not quite know which level of audience to aim towards. There is a lot of swearing in it as well, not always necessary to the plot. Perhaps it makes the characters more realistic? However it is not always needed. I don't mind swearing in a film but some people may be put off by it.

The three actors are good but I can't say I warmed to any of the characters as I found them quite frustrating and annoying, it was difficult to feel sympathy for any of them and the issues between them seemed to be glossed over quite quickly. Also the film ends really abruptly and it feels half done! I understand it is left open-ended for the audience to decide what they think happened next but I felt a bit cheated as I had sat through the film expecting some sort of end and didn't really get it. I wish I hadn't bothered!

Overall I can't recommend this film to watch, however I can't say avoid it. Sorry, this sounds like a rubbish review but the film is quite bland so I find it difficult to say much about it! At the end of the day I found myself looking at the clock wondering how long it had left and was quite deflated at the end of the film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mr stephen r gavin on 22 Feb 2014
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Excruciatingly bad dialogue, poorly acted. Plot is utter drivel. You will eject this dvd after 15 mins like we did.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brett H TOP 50 REVIEWER on 3 Mar 2013
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Your Sister's Sister, released in 2012, is a very watchable film, though not unduly mentally challenging. The plot can be summed up very simply. Jack is in love with Iris, but sleeps with her sister Hannah, a lesbian with her own personal agenda. That's about it really as the rest of the film is almost exclusively about the relationships between these three which are complex given what has happened. Alright, perhaps there is a little more to it than that, but that is the basic bones of the film and the rest is really setting the scene and adding the flesh to the bones.

Although not overly complicated, this is a film which holds the interest and the interaction between the main characters is sometimes poignant and often humorous, since each has their own personal issues to deal with. This film is all about the three main characters who are very well cast in their roles. I thought Emily Blunt of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen fame, did particularly well as iris, although Mark Duplass and Rosemarie DeWitt also put up creditable performances.

This is not a film which has much action, but is all about people dealing with, and coming to terms with difficult situations and finding common ground. This is a film which has been well directed and the subject matter treated sensitively. Probably not the most memorable film you are going to watch this year, but certainly reasonable entertainment.
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