Your Sister's Sister

Your Sister's Sister

Your Sister's Sister

Comedy-drama examining the criss-crossing relationships between a man (grieving over the loss of his brother), his best friend and best friend's sister. Stars Emily Blunt (The Five-Year Engagement), Mark Duplass (Humpday) and Rosemarie DeWitt (The Company Men).

A year after his brother Tom's death, Jack (Duplass) is still struggling emotionally. When he makes a scene at a memorial party, Tom's best friend Iris (Blunt) offers up her family cabin on an island in the Pacific Northwest so Jack can seek catharsis in solitude.

Once there, however, he runs into Iris' sister Hannah (Dewitt) 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.

2012Rating: M, contains sex scenes & offensive language90 minsUSA
ComedyDrama
86%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Advantages Of Running The Flex Offense To Generate Points

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a grown man still using a pushbike as his main transport?

i think i would have had a melt-down like Mark Duplass' character too if i had to deal with the bunch of prats he has to at the start of the movie. but these sort of melodramas aren't really my thing, so only 3 stars despite the fine acting.

3.0
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Feels real

As Dominic Cory said so well this films drips authenticity. A simple story but with three characters so rich, true and funny that they take you in and you can't help but feel for them, or at least I did.

4.0
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TIRESOME

Juvenile script. Heaven knows what Emily Blunt is doing in this - taking a holiday from acting(?)

2.0
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Gut wrenchly Beautiful

Take 3 amazing talented actors, one setting and what do you get? One outstanding film. The dynamic between each relationship is so interesting it will keep you captivated. The story is simple but so well thought out there are twists and turns that had me surprised, which I loved! Some wonderful acting by the whole cast, this film is defiantly a must...

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

After putting male insecurity under a comic microscope in "Humpday," writer-director Lynn Shelton hands the fairer sex a more prominent role in Your Sister's Sister, another winning study of relational boundaries crossed and sexual dares gone awry.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

It's probably the best three-star movie this month. An effortless, emotional, funny little indie that few people will see. Be one of them.

3.0
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Time Out

Time Out

press

Nothing about the movie is showy, except for Shelton's palpable love of good people making a mess of things. Barring some late-inning coyness, it's some of the truest, dinged-heart couples' circling of the year.

4.0
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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

There is a looseness to the dialogue that suits the mood of the story-each character gets his or her own bombshell (or two) to digest and has to figure out how to cope with it.

4.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The film's late swerves into melodrama and the neighboring region of farce feel panicky and pandering. The subtlety of the performances - Ms. DeWitt's in particular - is sacrificed for easy laughs, shallow tears and a coy trick ending. Just when it was starting to get interesting.

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A captivating examination of criss-crossing relationships permeated by incisive performances.

4.0
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IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Duplass' feisty energy is matched by DeWitt's constant smarminess, while Blunt's shy, fragile behavior balances off the forceful personalities surrounding her.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This may be slight and familiar, but it also delivers a sweet-natured, poignant look at the differences between the sexes.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

After putting male insecurity under a comic microscope in "Humpday," writer-director Lynn Shelton hands the fairer sex a more prominent role in Your Sister's Sister, another winning study of relational boundaries crossed and sexual dares gone awry.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

It's probably the best three-star movie this month. An effortless, emotional, funny little indie that few people will see. Be one of them.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Nothing about the movie is showy, except for Shelton's palpable love of good people making a mess of things. Barring some late-inning coyness, it's some of the truest, dinged-heart couples' circling of the year.

4.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

There is a looseness to the dialogue that suits the mood of the story-each character gets his or her own bombshell (or two) to digest and has to figure out how to cope with it.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The film's late swerves into melodrama and the neighboring region of farce feel panicky and pandering. The subtlety of the performances - Ms. DeWitt's in particular - is sacrificed for easy laughs, shallow tears and a coy trick ending. Just when it was starting to get interesting.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A captivating examination of criss-crossing relationships permeated by incisive performances.

4.0
0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Duplass' feisty energy is matched by DeWitt's constant smarminess, while Blunt's shy, fragile behavior balances off the forceful personalities surrounding her.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This may be slight and familiar, but it also delivers a sweet-natured, poignant look at the differences between the sexes.

3.0
0

Advantages Of Running The Flex Offense To Generate Points

0

a grown man still using a pushbike as his main transport?

i think i would have had a melt-down like Mark Duplass' character too if i had to deal with the bunch of prats he has to at the start of the movie. but these sort of melodramas aren't really my thing, so only 3 stars despite the fine acting.

3.0
0

Feels real

As Dominic Cory said so well this films drips authenticity. A simple story but with three characters so rich, true and funny that they take you in and you can't help but feel for them, or at least I did.

4.0
0

TIRESOME

Juvenile script. Heaven knows what Emily Blunt is doing in this - taking a holiday from acting(?)

2.0
0

Gut wrenchly Beautiful

Take 3 amazing talented actors, one setting and what do you get? One outstanding film. The dynamic between each relationship is so interesting it will keep you captivated. The story is simple but so well thought out there are twists and turns that had me surprised, which I loved! Some wonderful acting by the whole cast, this film is defiantly a must...

4.0
0