Your Sister’s Sister
Autumn 2012 Features series
Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 4:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 7:00pm
Directed by Lynn Shelton
Screenplay by Lynn Shelton
Starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Emily Blunt, and Mark Duplass
Rated 14A ·
Your Sister’s Sister
In Lynn Shelton’s (Humpday) latest film, Jack (Mark Duplass) is still struggling emotionally a year after his brother Tom’s death. When he makes a scene at a memorial party, Tom’s best friend Iris (Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria) offers her family’s cabin on an island in the Pacific Northwest so Jack can seek catharsis in solitude.
Once there, however, he runs into Iris’ sister Hannah (Rosemarie Dewitt, Rachel Getting Married) who is reeling from the abrupt end of a seven-year relationship and finds solace in Tom’s unexpected presence. A blurry evening of drinking concludes with an awkward sexual incident, made worse by Iris’ sudden presence at the cabin the next morning. A twisted tale of ever-complicated relationships is set in motion with raw, hilarious and emotional performances from the all-star cast.
“So many movies try to capture human relationships and fail miserably. A few come close. Your Sister’s Sister nails it with grace, humor and winning charm. The authenticity is helped immeasurably by a wholly unpredictable, unconventional and always captivating story, written and directed by Lynn Shelton. Although the plot would fall broadly under the category of romantic comedy, this is nothing like a standard-issue Hollywood rom-com. Shelton writes dialogue that people would actually utter and draws performance that feel incontestably real. Romantic, funny, surprising and thoroughly involving, Your Sister’s Sister is the rare film you give yourself over to completely.” (Claudia Puig, USA Today)
“Your Sister’s Sister moves far beyond easy conventions, and the rewards are all the richer. There’s an exciting dynamic tension in the shifting triangular relationships and a magical alchemy among the players. Each an actor of distinctive delicacy, Duplass, DeWitt and Blunt do some of their subtlest, most sweetly calibrated work ever, playing off one another with the kind of ease and trust that is, in itself, a demonstration of love.” (Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly)