- Ends Sunday, July 22Dir. Lynn Shelton, USA, 2011, 90 min., R, 35mmOfficial WebsiteEnds Sunday, July 22
Jack (Mark Duplass) is still mourning the death of his brother a year later and struggling to get his life on track. His best friend and an ex of his late sibling, Iris (a charming Emily Blunt) intervenes and sends Jack to her family's holiday pad in the San Juan Islands, outside of Seattle, for a little solo R and R. But Jack is unexpectedly welcomed by Iris' sister Hanna (the ever-brilliant Rosemarie Dewitt), who has recently retreated to the house to mend her wounds over a recent breakup… using shots of tequila. Jack joins in and a one-night stand ensues, but the fit really hits the shan the next morning when Iris shows up unannounced.
Lynn Shelton's signature naturalistic style and insight into life's true complexities enlivens the screen with an equal measure of humor, wit, and weight in her fourth feature. Flawless, nuanced performances, assured pacing, and a real sense of depth add to the emotional resonance of the characters and the tangible richness of the film. Your Sister's Sister is a witty and honest film that is sure to further secure Shelton's rep as a unique and entertaining storytelling talent.
"A WINNER...This poignant, witty, brilliantly written and acted film is even better than Ms. Shelton’s last, HUMPDAY." — Stephen Holden, The New York Times "PITCH-PERFECT. With this contemplative, honest, and hilarious film, Shelton proves herself to be quite a splendid voice for our current generation of progressive pitfallers. Once again, Duplass brings a sensitivity to his modern-male roles that generations to come will still be deconstructing. Emily Blunt is mesmerizing." — Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, SF Bay Guardian "Terrific… instantly won us over with its honest dialogue and easy humor. Blunt, Dewitt and Duplass endear you to their characters with absurdly likeable performances. It's nothing short of delightful." — Mina Hochberg, New York Magazine