Film Reviews: “Your Sister’s Sister” (2011)

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Written & Directed by Lynn Shelton.
Starring Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt.

Jack and Iris are best friends as Iris dated his now deceased brother. Jack is still mourning the death, so to gain him some clarity/motivation, Iris tells him to go up to her family’s remote cabin for a week of solitude. Jack gets up there and unexpectedly finds Iris’s sister Hannah settled in. Soon after, Iris shows up unannounced and things get complicated from there.

This was a high quality indie comedy/drama. I enjoyed Lynn Shelton’s last film “Humpday” but this one was much deeper and better constructed. Mark Duplass is one of my favorite actors and has really become a brand all his own. He picks great films to star in and writes screenplays as well. “Your Sister’s Sister” stands out as one of his most mature and strongly produced efforts. The same could be said for writer/director Lynn Shelton. She has a very unique eye for capturing intimate emotional moments. Her films get better and better. I am excited where these careers are headed.

3.5 out of 4.0 stars.

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