• R, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Lynn Shelton
    In Theaters:
    Jun 15, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Nov 6, 2012
  • IFC Films


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Your Sister's Sister Reviews

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Chase Whale
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It's comforting to watching dramatic and comic fiction regarding the things some of us actually have to deal with in life. When done right, those kinds of films are worth your time. YOUR SISTER'S SISTER happens to be one of them.

Full Review Source: Film.com

November 8, 2013
Will Leitch

Even when the story line tries to wrench the characters in a certain direction, they keep returning to something real and honest. I want these people to be my friends.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: B+

July 2, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Don't be surprised if you find yourself nodding off mid-movie, bored silly by a trio of good actors stuck in a dull scenario about a young man caught in a highly implausible kerfuffle involving two sisters and a leaky condom.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: C

June 2, 2013
Charles Ealy
Austin American-Statesman

It's not rollicking summertime fare, and it won't offer easy answers. But it's an entertaining failure -- just like its characters.

Full Review Source: Austin American-Statesman | Original Score: B

January 8, 2013
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Movies that start well and end badly occur often enough, and yet even knowing that is no preparation for what happens to Your Sister's Sister.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

January 8, 2013
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

There is some witty banter and some interesting developments. The acting is solid by the three leads.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

January 1, 2013
Stephen Silver

I think I need a break from Mark Duplass for awhile. At least, from the Mark Duplass who isn't arguing about fantasy football with Ruxin and Taco.

Full Review Source: EntertainmentTell | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 14, 2012
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

What could have been trite male wish-fulfillment is instead beholden to genuinely messy revelations: life as a tattered, living quilt we sew and wear as one.

| Original Score: 3/4

November 5, 2012
Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)

It's in the completely natural interactions between this gifted cast that the film really hits its groove.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

October 24, 2012
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

For a film that relies on conversation and connection, it's awfully plot-heavy, full of "Aha!" dramatic revelations that feel more suited to a soap opera than an indie dramedy.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 28, 2012
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat

This lo-fi comedy is big on charm but was a little too shaggy for my taste.

Full Review Source: The Aristocrat | Original Score: 3/5

September 27, 2012
Mary Clare Waireri
Fan The Fire

Although the action of Your Sister's Sister soars to an ultimately implausible conclusion, solid performances from Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass and Rosemarie DeWitt keep the overall piece afloat.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 3/5

September 18, 2012
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered

Your Sister's Sister is a fine piece of character observation. It's low-key, casual, and tremendously insightful. It won't be for everybody, but that's a good thing. It's a strong, focused piece of work.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 8/10

September 14, 2012
Dominic Corry

One of the most purely pleasurable 'grown-up' films I've seen this year.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 4/5

September 13, 2012

A trident of terrifically earthy performances grounds this sharp, twist-laden romantic comedy.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3/5

September 7, 2012
Glenn Dunks

A wonderfully funny and uncharacteristically easy take on a genre that has been in disrepair for some time.

Full Review Source: Trespass

September 6, 2012
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)

Deceptively meandering and unexpectedly complex, Your Sister's Sister combines a poignant, funny directness with a teasing incompleteness.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 6, 2012
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

Right from the get-go, this indie American talkfest exudes a confidence, a composure and, dare I say it, a cool that extinguishes any cynicism in the room.

Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 6, 2012
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

Structured more as a comedy than a drama, Your Sister's Sister is easy to like.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: A-

September 5, 2012
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Everything that takes place on screen feels convincing as Shelton is more concerned with representing her characters truthfully rather than pushing an agenda.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 4/5

September 5, 2012
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