Your Sister's Sister
M, 1hr 30min
Reviewed by Peter Lampp.
Imagine a chap being sent off to a country cabin on an island to contemplate after the death of his brother and finding it inhabited.
And when he cautiously peeks, through a window, there are the long legs of his best friend's sister.
What is a man supposed to do on a cool night but stumble indoors, apologise and offer to doss down on the couch and have a tequila sunset. No harm done, the sister is a lesbian.
There. That's all you need to know because this is a relationship drama with remarkably few twists, almost a romantic triangle. It could even be a three-person play at Palmerston North's Centrepoint.
And the lead male, Jack (Mark Duplass) bears a strong resemblance to David Geary, the actor who grew up in Rangiwahia and made many an appearance at Centrepoint.
Now this movie has been publicised as a comedy, hilarious even. But no-one was rolling in the aisles of Cinema Gold at our session.
A few were wincing from the effing because there was almost an F-blitz of F-bombs in the first half. It was enough to put off those who tire of the gratuitous cussing.
That aside, it is well scripted and well acted. Jack's best friend happens to be Iris (Emily Blunt from Salmon Fishing in the Yemen).
Her sister is Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt), just out of a seven-year relationship. The story is about how they all interact, wink, wink!
The sisters don't really gel because Blunt is very English and Dewitt is very American. And the ending is rather blunt. But overall it's OK for a film made for only US$125,000 (NZ$151,000).
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