Your Sister's Sister
A year after his brother Tom's death, Jack is an emotionally unstable slacker. When he makes a scene at a memorial party, Tom's ex-girlfriend Iris offers up her family cabin on an island in the... View more >
language and some sexual content
Starring Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Duplass... View more >
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I've been a big fan of Emily Blunt for many years. I love the actress and I'm willing to follow her from film to film. Even thoght lukewarm movies like "Your Sister's Sister." She and her sister played by Rosermarie DeWitt are sisters who share a weekend at the cabin with Mark Duplass who doesn't amount ot anything in the movie. I love the chemistry between the two sister, but that all I got out of this movie. A lot of critics love this movie, I didn't. Duplass' performance is nothing more that a sad sack. Spending the weekend at the cabin with three sad people don't amount a hill of beans in this crazy movie.
This movie plays out like a stage play. It features three people throughout, and it's mostly character interaction. If you don't connect with the characters and the actors playing them, you're not going to enjoy the experience.
I found the movie entertaining and interesting to watch. It's a non-traditional love triangle, with a twist, and the whole point of the movie is how the characters are going to work through the tangled web that was unintentionally woven by all three of them, capturing them all in its grasp. One character can't get free and leave the others behind, so they all have to figure it out together.
The setting plays a role as well. It's important for this to take place out of the hustle and bustle of the normal world, and by putting these people in a cabin on an island, it reinforces the idea of the need to work out the issues they have in isolation. While I've read that it doesn't make any sense for him to go off on his bike, it needs to happen in order for some of the resolution to occur, and where some movies fall apart on further examination, I think this movie makes more sense the more you think about it.
Even the ending makes complete sense. Some will not like it, but I think it's a perfect way to finish the story, as nothing more needed to be said, and keeping the camera running would have diminished what came before.
I liked this movie, and I could see myself watching it again. If I ran across it while channel surfing, I'd probably get sucked in to watching it through to the end, which is the mark of an enjoyable movie in my book.
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