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Your Sister's Sister

Released: 29/06/2012 General release
After 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:
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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...
 
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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...
 
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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...
 
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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...
 
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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...
 
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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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