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"Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister
And lord help the sister, who comes between me and my man"
Irving Berlin

Emily Blunt plays Iris, a sister to Hannah, played by Rosemarie Dewitt. They are really step sisters but who cares? Emily's best friend is Jack played by MarkDuplass. Mark is new to me in the acting word, but he is superb. He plays the laid back ex-brother-in-law to Emily. She was married to his brother but split because things didn't work out. It is the anniversary of the brother's death, and friends meet and greet. Jack has unresolved issues and Iris suggests he go to her family's cabin, an island off Seattle. Indeed he does, he bikes to the ferry and then onto the island. Breathless he arrives, only to find Hannah there trying to get over a seven year relationship. They talk, Hannah says it is fine for Jack to stay. They get along and things seem fine and dandy. The next day, Iris shows up with food for Jack, surprised to find Hannah.

This is a 'feeling, talking ' film that all will enjoy. It seemed at times to be more of an unscripted film, the flow is so well done. Little looks, asides, umm's and ahh's are placed just right. The film really succeeds because no one pushes too hard, no one is over the top, the acting is just superb. The storyline is not cliched as played. The scenery is beautiful to and fro from the island. This is an entertaining film right from the get go!

Highly Recommended. prisrob 01-13-13

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VINE VOICEon November 14, 2012
YOUR SISTER'S SISTER is a very uneven movie that seems both very naturalistic and very self-aware at the same time. Except for the opening scene, the movie is almost entirely focused at one rustic lake house on an island off the coast of Seattle. And except for that opening scene, the movie is almost entirely peopled by just 3 characters.

In the opening scene, we see a group of friends chatting in an apartment building and handing around photos of Tom, a friend who has recently died and they are all gathered to informally eulogize. Tom's close friend, played by Mike Birbiglia (sounding just like Mike Birbiglia always sounds) begins telling of all the great characteristics Tom had. Tom is warmly toasted by all...except for his brother Jack (Mark Duplass), who has a few less than wonderful things to say about Tom. His awkward statements lead to social embarrassment, and he is mildly confronted by Iris (Emily Blunt)...who is (in a situation likely only in movies) both Jack's best friend AND Tom's ex-girlfriend. She encourages Jack, who is clearly adrift and somewhat tortured by the loss of his brother and the general malaise of his life, to take some time and spend a few days at her parent's old lake house. Just get away and think about your life. (Again, it feels very much like a movie device...in no way do you get the sense that Jack would benefit from time alone with himself, since he so clearly loathes himself.)

But he doesn't get to spend alone time, because when he arrives, he discovers the lake house is already occupied, by Iris' sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt). Hannah has ALSO come to the lake house to nurse her wounds, because her long term relationship with her girlfriend has come to an end. The two have never met, but they quickly bond over a bottle of tequila...and mild mischief and misunderstandings ensue, especially when Iris decides to take time off work and visit her buddy.

I won't tell you any more about the plot. This movie is all about the relationships between these 3 characters, and suffice it to say that more complexities are revealed. And these 3 have lots of time to lie around the house and work things out. Only in a movie would characters be able to walk away from any normal responsibilities to indulge their quest to sort out their feelings.

Writer/director Lynn Shelton has set a chain of events in motion that never for one minute feel credible. Yet at the same time, this self-aware "movie-ness" is offset by very natural, rambling dialogue. It has an improvised feel and the 3 actors, especially Duplass & DeWitt, dive into their far from perfect characters with gusto. Each has attractive qualities and each has serious weaknesses. So despite the unconvincing plot machinations...the actual conversations and interactions between these 3 characters are interesting, convincing and involving. True, these are all smart, articulate people who speak more eloquently than 99% of us...but they also occasionally struggle for words, get tripped up by their own idiocies and most movingly of all, sometimes their emotions render them speechless. When you see a character that has proven the ability to talk, talk, talk suddenly unable to articulate their feelings, that is quite effective. You root for these characters.

Duplass & DeWitt are more comfortable with the improvisational style. Blunt, who is an actress I like very much, comes off a bit more scripted and a bit less articulate...but the other characters are also more bitter, which lends itself to more witty sarcasm and self-excoriating observations.

YOUR SISTER'S SISTER is not a fast-paced movie. It is as languid as the lakeside scenery. It is likely to bore a viewer interested in lots of forward momentum. But if you're interested in some intelligent acting and a fairly engrossing interpersonal comedy/drama...you might find enough to like in Shelton's uneven but admirable work.
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on December 22, 2012
I read a few reviews and, while most were very good, there were a few one stars in there, so I was hoping this wasn't some conventional rom-com (as I noticed most movies in general--even terrible ones with, say, Kate Hudson--tend to be rated very highly on Amazon). I was watching this with my husband, so I didn't want to choose something that would bore him to tears.

I was pleasantly surprised. I thought this was a very character-driven movie with some unexpected plot twists. All the actors were excellent. The only flaw was Mark Duplass' god-awful Justin Bieber haircut. Seriously, it was so distracting, because anyone old enough to woo the radiant Emily Blunt should not have hair like a 12-year-old. (Yes, I'm judgmental.)

Hair aside, I really enjoyed the movie.
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on February 21, 2013
Your Sister's Sister is a quirky romantic comedy starring a very talented cast including: Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, and Rosemarie Dewitt. The story is simple, Jack (Duplass) has still not fully come to terms with the death of his brother Tom, so Tom's ex-girlfriend Iris (Blunt) who's also Jack's best friend suggests Jack spend some alone time in her family's remote cabin in the woods. So once Jack arrives at the cabin, someone is already staying there, Iris's neurotic sister Hannah (Dewitt). Jack takes immediate liking to Hannah and something happens that makes for an interesting film, I won't give away more than that but I truly felt Your Sister's Sister is a funny and true-to-life film. The acting is superb, the writing is flawless, and I highly recommend this adorable indie flick, enjoy!
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on December 10, 2012
A nice relationship movie with a bit of a twist. Not high dramatic art, and not my new favorite movie, but worth the rental price. I watched this on a rainy night here in the northwest without my guy, because it was not that high on his list of movies to see. It provided pleasant entertainment during this holiday season when so many things on television are seasonal repeats. I enjoyed the acting, particularly Emily Blunt, who was very likeable, and the northwest setting was beautiful in the outside shots. I felt the last scene was unnecessary and detracted from the film, but for some reason the director must have thought it added something.
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on November 14, 2016
The story was different than I thought so it was surprising and I really enjoyed it. Well written acted & directed. I really enjoyed it and I will watch it again for sure.
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on February 5, 2013
Your Sister's Sister is a Bedroom farce and Mumblecore mash-up. When parsed, nothing in it is too new or groundbreaking but when it's all rolled back up together its more than the sum of its parts. Mr. Duplass is the real deal. Same goes for Blunt and DeWitt. The three are charming together. Watch it and laugh some. Lap up the scenery. And hope it all works out for them.
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on December 13, 2016
Great movie! Item was new as described, no complaints on shipping, price etc. Thanks!
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on February 27, 2016
Not bad, more of a chick flick. Will pass on to my girlfriend so she and her white wine drinking buddies can watch it on a rainy night.
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on December 17, 2016
It was just okay. It felt a there needed to be more to the story.
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