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Oops is the word,
This review is from: Your Sister's Sister [DVD] (DVD)
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Although slow to get started, this gentle drama about emotional entanglements muddled by grief is well acted. There is sympathetic interplay between Blunt, Duplass and Dewitt without oversentimentality. The drama is well set up: Iris (Blunt) is sick of her best friend Jack (Duplass) losing his marbles during the year since his brother's death. She advises a trip on his own to her father's retreat in the country. Neither of them know that Iris's sister Hannah (Dewitt) has left her girlfriend and is drowning her sorrows there too. Alcohol is blamed for what follows, but someone has a hidden agenda. Unknowingly, Jack finds himself in a tricky threesome. I wanted the characters to show more emotion at the big 'Oops!' moment, but they tried to play it too cool. If I were in that sitting room, I'd hit someone!
My only real criticism is that the emotional resolution seems too smooth, although I suppose it would a take a much longer film to make this entirely realistic. Thank goodness for the brilliantly poised acting and balance between sentiment and schmaltz. Somehow the film never tumbles into typical American slush, although there are a few threatening moments!