Your Sister’s Sister

Bill C’s Review – 3 out of 5

Marc Duplass plays Jack, still reeling from his brother’s death a year earlier. Emily Blunt plays Iris, Jack’s best friend and Jack’s brothers ex-girlfriend. She offers Jack the use of her father’s vacation house to help him reflect and recover. Upon arriving, Jack finds that Iris’ sister is unexpectedly there. Iris also unexpectedly comes the next day and the three spend the next few days working through various issues. Your Sister’s Sister has a good mix of humor, drama, and romance. This is an honest movie about people with real issues/imperfections that you can root for.

The three main cast members were all great – Emily Blunt (as usual), Marc Duplass (also as usual)  and Rosemarie DeWitt.

If you’re looking for something other than a superhero (Spiderman), teddy bear (Ted) or male strippers (Magic Mike) this week, this film is an excellent choice. If I get the time, I’ll see those also :).

Bill I’s Review – 3.5 out of 5

This is a very good movie, one reason being because of its naturalness (much of the dialogue is improvised), another being its offbeat sense of humor, and thirdly its unpredictability. Holding my rapt attention was the fantastic three main actors (the budget must have been minimal given that almost everyone else is an extra with almost no speaking parts, and the limited sets…this could easily be turned into a play), who are very believable and charismatic. Jason Segal can take lessons from Mark Duplass. This makes Five Year Engagement (also with Emily Blunt in a very similar role) look like a student film. It’s also very funny as well as touching. I can’t remember another film where the relationship between two sisters was as genuine and interesting as it is here. Finally, it’s a chick film in disguise, so guys will like it just as well.

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