Your Sister's Sister
Released: 29/06/2012 General releaseAfter her low-budget Humpday in which a macho standoff concludes in a dare to make a gay porn film, director Lynn Shelton returns with a touching look at sibling secrets and rivalry. Shot in twelve days, Emily Blunt, Rosemary DeWitt and mumblecore favourite Mark Duplass make up a relationship triangle, in what was heralded a gem of this year's Tribeca Film Festival. For more information visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1742336/ Watch:
Guardian“Self-aware, witty yet emotionally raw characters...” There is some great work by the performers, their characters often seem painfully real, although nearly every bit of subtlety is countered by a plot contrivance or scene that's too on the nose...
The Independent“Delivers much less than promised...” Less challenging and funny than Shelton's previous Humpday, the film retreats from its initial edginess into something comfortable and slightly glib, a study in self-absorption that lets off its characters too easily...
Little White Lies“Tremendously funny screenplay...” Shelton shows that she’s got a thirst for adventure as well as an eye for dysfunctional comedy. Yet we’d much sooner have more snappy dialogue and awkward bedroom fumbling and less exterior procrastination next time...
Empire“Sweet, if not earth-shattering...” This may be slight and familiar, but it also delivers a sweet-natured, poignant look at the differences between the sexes...
Total Film “Natural, affecting and funny...” 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...
Time Out“Some of the truest, dinged-heart couples’ circling of the year...” The characters are believable, free of pop-psychologizing impulses—Duplass, an everyguy goofball, is especially valuable in this regard—and intimidated by the falseness of past relationships...
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