Reviews and Problems with Your Sister's Sister
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Movie overall 9
Your Sister's Sister Blu-ray Review
14 November 2012
Conclusion: One of the topics extensively discussed in the commentaries is how Your Sister's Sister was salvaged by Rosemarie DeWitt, who stepped in as Hannah at the last minute when scheduling conflicts forced Rachel Weisz to drop out. With neither time to prepare nor prior acquaintance, DeWitt and Emily Blunt nevertheless managed to create the on-screen appearance of a complex, multi-layered and lifelong sibling relationship.
Excerpt: There’s probably not a good time for a man to question a group of mourners’ rosy memories of his brother, but a memorial service, even one a year removed from the brother’s death, must count as one of the least appropriate times. Yet something compels the aimless protagonist played by Mark Duplass to do just that in the opening scene of Your Sister’s Sister , Lynn Shelton ’s follow-up to her justly acclaimed uncomfortable sex comedy Humpday .
Excerpt: The friends have gathered because it's been a year since Tom's death. Al (Mike Birbiglia) gets up to say a few words about what a great guy Tom was, so kind, so thoughtful, so remarkable. From across the room, Tom's brother Jack (Mark Duplass) objects. You guys didn't know him when he was younger, Jack says. He was a bully, an asshole, and if we're going to talk about him, let's acknowledge "the full man." He raises his glass, and leaves.
Excerpt: 'Written and directed by…' is the first credit. Ironic considering this film seems to be stripped of all script and direction. Applying their craft in the purest form, the cast improvise each scene and create a compelling and honest story of love and relationships. This style may turn some off. The dialogue and scenes lack the structure we are more accustomed to. But, like a woman removing all make-up, at first it may seem different, but its true beauty lies beneath.
Summary: As strong an argument as one could imagine for the "mumblecore" film movement spearheaded by this film's director (Lynn Shelton) and star/producer (Mark Duplass), Your Sister's Sister is one of the most purely pleasurable "grown-up" films I've seen this year. More Working off a structured outline with no dialogue, the three lead actors here create an incredibly vivid dynamic filled with the unmistakable rhythms of real life.
Excerpt: Lynn Shelton verbaasde én verraste me een paar jaar geleden met Humpday , waarin twee heteroseksuele mannen als kunstproject gay porn gingen maken. Een nachtmerrie voor homofoben natuurlijk, maar ik vond ‘t erg gedurfd en vooral ontzettend naturel en realistisch gebracht. Niks geen makkelijke keuzes, maar film maken met lef.
Excerpt: Det är litet komplicerat. Jack, ofokuserad slacker i yngre medelåldern, genomgår någon sorts kris ett år efter det att hans bror har avlidit, uppträder obalanserat. Han behöver vila upp sig och lånar en ödsligt belägen stuga av Iris, den döde broderns före detta flickvän. Jack är litet kär i Iris, men det vet hon inte om. Han vet knappt om det själv. Väl framme vid den ödsligt belägna stugan upptäcker Jack att den faktiskt redan är bebodd. Han kommer inte att vara ensam.