YOUR SISTER'S SISTER
Empty, Godless Lives Bring Empty, Godless Relationships
Starring: Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt,
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 90 minutes
Distributor: IFC Films/Raindbow Media
Director: Lynn Shelton
Executive Producer: Mark Duplass, Dashiell
Gantner, Jennifer Roth
Producer: Steven Schardt
Writer: Lynn Shelton
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In the story, a man named Jack is unable to stop feeling bitter and sad about his brother’s untimely death a year before. He gets caught between a female friend named Iris and her sister, Hannah, while spending a week at their vacation home to relax. Once he arrives in the middle of the night to the house in the woods, he’s surprised to find Hannah walking around the house with only a long shirt on. Jack and Hannah get friendly quickly after initially scaring each other. The problem is, they get too friendly and sleep together.
The situation gets more complicated when Hannah reveals she’s a lesbianm and Iris decides to pay a surprise visit. Iris has long had a romantic crush on Jack and is heartbroken when she figures out they’ve had sex. This leads to lots of conversations of endless discussions about their complicated relationships, along with way too many shots of Jack riding a bike alone through the Washington countryside.
[SPOILER ALERT] Ultimately, they all stay friendly, and Hannah, the lesbian, later wonders if she’s pregnant. The movie has no actual resolution, with the three leads staring in anticipation at the pregnancy test after agreeing to raise the baby together as a trio if Hannah’s pregnant.
YOUR SISTER’S SISTER has some funny Woody Allen-style dialogue, pretty scenery that gets shown way too much, and solid performances from its lead trio of actors. However, the movie’s not that entertaining. As noted before, there are too many dull moments, too much conversation, and too many inconsequential shots of beautiful scenery.
Worse than that, of course, is that writer-director Lynn Shelton follows up her offensive 2009 comedy HUMPDAY, about two straight male best friends debating whether to make a gay porn movie together in order to win an amateur avant-garde pornography contest, with another abhorrent, offensive, politically correct movie. YOUR SISTER’S SISTER tries to make aberrant relationships seem normal and positive. It’s clearly part of the radical movement to change God’s definition of family and marriage. The filmmaker and her actors have some talent, but they are wasting it on creating a message that’s destructive to families and society. YOUR SISTER’S SISTER also contains abundant foul language, some lewd discussions, and brief nudity.
YOUR SISTER’S SISTER has some funny dialogue ala Woody Allen and solid performances. However, the movie’s not that entertaining. There are too many dull moments, too much conversation, and too many inconsequential shots of beautiful scenery. Worse, the movie has a very strong Romantic, politically correct worldview. It promotes the radical, homosexual agenda to re-define family and marriage. YOUR SISTER’S SISTER should be easily forgotten by both film lovers and media-wise viewers.