Giovanni Ribisi could be his generation's Dustin Hoffman... he could also be his generation's Richard Benjamin...
| Original Score: B-
For what is supposed to be a poignant love story, The Other Sister fails to show much spark.
| Original Score: 3/5
The film pushes the outer limits of just how long anyone with a normal I.Q. can watch what should be a TV sitcom.
Grotesquely sentimental, shamelessly manipulative and fundamentally bad.
Never manages more than a glib, TV movie-of- the-week glance at their lives.
| Original Score: 2/4
A torturous endurance test!
| Original Score: 1.5/5
A neatly wrapped made-for-TV homily!
Everything is reduced to a transparent formula. And everyone plays their schematic part.
Warm-hearted but ultimately soft!
The surprises are interesting, but not enough to save the film from itself.
This movie offers itself to us like a cow with too many udders.
It's as dull as a butter knife and slowed to interminable mediocrity, and inadvertently brings to mind the title of Marshall's autobiography: "Wake Me When It's Funny."
| Original Score: 1/4
It has all the right cast members...but it cripples them with the screenplay.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The press notes describe The Other Sister as 'uplifting' and 'bittersweet'; a more accurate description would be 'insulting.'
instead of frank talk about real issues, "Sister" stubbornly accentuates the positive, offering up gorgeous houses and a sweeping pop soundtrack instead of any sort of insight into the problems a woman in Carla's situation might face.
Has neither the imagination nor the reach of Forrest Gump.
Lacks the depth of thought this complex topic deserves.
| Original Score: 5/10
Lewis is terrific!
impresses with its hardy ability to tickle and tear its audience.
| Original Score: 3/4
Builds toward an emotional crescendo that will fill you with tears, many of joy.