Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Talking Tribeca: Your Sister’s Sister

I’ve had the pleasure this year of screening some selections from this year's Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place April 18th-29th.

Your Sister’s Sister
Directed by Lynn Shelton
Festival Screenings

This entertaining dramedy follows depressed Jack (Mark Duplass) as he travels out to a remote cabin owned by his best friend Iris (Emily Blunt), only to find her lesbian vegan half-sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt) already staying there. Nonstop conversations ensue, as Jack and Hannah begin to get to know each other, and Iris grapples with her preexisting relationship with both of them. Duplass is fantastic, DeWitt is just as good as she was in “Rachel Getting Married,” and Iris is charming as well. This tight-knit small ensemble is completely terrific, and the film is disarmingly genuine and real, which makes the humorous and occasionally dramatic events all the more poignant. There’s never a dull moment to be found; rather, even the most mundane developments seem gripping because this film is so watchable and engaging.

See it or skip it? Highly recommended – don’t miss it! If you do, however, have no fear – it arrives in theatres on June 15th!

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