Reviews for Your Sister's Sister
Reel Film Reviews
Lynn Shelton's follow-up to 2009's Humpday, Your Sister's Sister follows Mark Duplass' Jack as he arrives at his best friend's (Emily Blunt's Iris) remote cabin to relax and recharge - with the unexpected presence of Iris' sister...
Your Sister's Sister is a romantic comedy in the loosest sense of the word. There is, mercifully, no sign of Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson or Matthew McConaughey. There are no cute dogs or babies, 'hilarious' juxtapositions, or mismatched pairings who...
Mark Reviews Movies
There are far more complex emotions swirling around in Your Sister's Sister than the final act of characters moping around and not doing much of anything suggests. Jack (Mark Duplass) is devastated by the death of his brother a year ago.
In the indie world, films often rely on character dynamic alone to tell a good story, and it doesn't always work. But with Lynn Shelton's Your Sister's Sister, her follow-up to mumblecore comedy Humpday...
The A.V. Club
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...
Your Sister’s Sister is a movie about initially unlikable characters that make catastrophic blunders. And yet it’s an oddly charming and entertaining film that works because it’s willing to embrace the less savory side of its characters.
Monsters and Critics
Set and filmed in the cloudy pallet of Seattle, the “Your Sister’s Sister” echoes the flat grey of the skies with every scene. While this provides ample space for the films message to develop, it can be hard to stay awake. Like many people in the city...
Sacramento News & Review
A drunken one-night stand between a man (Mark Duplass) and the lesbian sister (Rosemarie DeWitt) of his best friend (Emily Blunt) leads to unexpected complications when the sister turns out not to have been too drunk for selfish conniving.
Your brother's dead. Your brother's girlfriend, who is also your best friend, tells you to go to her cabin for a weekend to get away from things. You sleep with her lesbian sister. You find out your best friend is in love with you.
Eric D. Snider
“Your Sister’s Sister,” a funny, small-scale charmer with a trio of dynamite performances, plays out like a smart indie version of “Three’s Company,” complete with a guy named Jack. This Jack (played by likable everydude Mark Duplass) is a scruffy...
New York Post
Mumblecore — that somewhat pejorative term for very low-budget, improvised movies about self-absorbed 20-somethings — finally grows up in Lynn Shelton’s “Your Sister’s Sister.’’
The mumblecore movement started awhile back when a group of young filmmakers decided they were going to make movies -- even though, as I see it, they technically didn't know how to make movies. That's not a new attitude; it's not that different from...
Jack (Mark Duplass) is the kind of guy who speaks his mind, even when that might be inappropriate. But he gets away with it because he's charming and reasonably good looking, and seems to have a sense of just how far he can push before things get really u
As a group of friends gather to remember their friend, Tom, tensions begin to build. Gone a year, it’s obvious that Tom meant a lot to a lot of people, including his ex-girlfriend, Iris (Blunt) and his brother, Jack (Duplass).
People who know each other extremely well possess the ability to shift, either intentionally or not, from long-developed ease into discomfort. A hand gently stroking an arm can still touch a raw nerve.
Relationships have a way of becoming needlessly complicated, as reflected by the title of the cleverly complicated relationship film Your Sister’s Sister. Writer-director Lynn Shelton (Humpday) wastes no time in (re)establishing her indie credentials...
Fan The Fire
Your Sister’s Sister, the latest project by American Indie writer/director Lynn Shelton is a warm take on love, family and friendship. Iris (Emily Blunt) invites her friend Jack (Mark Duplass) to stay at her family’s isolated summer cabin following his...
Laramie Movie Scope
Love triangles are often dangerous and unstable, like some chemical compounds. This film is about a different kind of romantic triangle which proves to be dangerous and very tricky in its own way.
This may be slight and familiar, but it also delivers a sweet-natured, poignant look at the differences between the sexes.
IF YOU want to see a modern, grown up film about relationships, and one that’s not full of Woody Allen’s own neuroses, then this could quite easily be your film of the year.
THE acting in Your Sister’s Sister is also top-notch and reason enough to see it, especially if you’re a fan of the lovely Emily Blunt. It’s Mark Duplass and Rosemarie De Witt, however, who get the greater scene time in this cleverly-written, often...
Time Out London
When big-name actors ‘do’ indie, they often bring a megawatt (‘I’m big – it’s the picture that’s small’) unreality to proceedings. Not with this indie. Lynn Shelton directs Emily Blunt (‘The Devil Wears Prada’) alongside Mark Duplass and Rosemarie...
The value of organisation cannot be under-appreciated in the world of filmmaking, for though the appeal of improvisation is to reveal something more honest and authentic, in the wrong hands, it can be a tightrope walk at best.