Your Sister’s Sister is just the kind of small, quiet, contained Indie movie that’s right up my alley. I happened upon an interview with Writer/Director Lynn Shelton on Fresh Air the other night (this film is her sophomore effort, following 2009’s Humpday, also starring Mark Duplass) and my interest was piqued, by Shelton’s pleasant, unassuming nature, by the naturalistic dialogue i in the audio clips played from the film, and due to the three lead cast members ~ Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass and Rosemarie DeWitt ~ all of whom I like a great deal. And so I treated myself to a Sunday morning matinée (my version of church).
Jack (Duplass) and Iris (Blunt) are best friends. Iris sends Jack, who is still dealing with the emotional repercussions of the loss of his brother a year earlier, to her father’s cabin somewhere in the scenic Pacific Northwest in the hopes that some time away ~ and alone ~ will help him to “recharge”. Upon his arrival, he finds he is not alone, as Iris’ half-sister, Hannah (DeWitt), is already there, escaping her own heartache. After a comically rocky introduction, the two spend a tequila-fueled night discussing their problems…and then some. Iris unexpectedly arrives the next morning and the inevitable complexities of the close-knit triangle ensue. Continue reading