• 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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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

When the heartfelt professions of love and soul-unloading declarations of betterment are emulsified down to mush, all that remains is a swiftly evaporating run-of-the-mill residue.

Full Review Source: NECN | Original Score: C

August 24, 2012
Ann Lewinson
Boston Phoenix

The sisters are merely agents in Jack's maturation in what is ultimately a Judd Apatow film on a microbudget.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 22, 2012
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

An improvised pseudo-farce that tumbles into melodrama -- in between all the long, LOOOOoonng heart-to-heart talks.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 2/4

August 1, 2012
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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It's pleasant as far as it goes. For all the blithe interaction among the central three performers, however, the material's conventional and predictable.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 14, 2012
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
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

The setup is intriguing, but just as Shelton gets her hands dirty with the mess her characters have made, it's winding down to a seemingly improbable conclusion.

Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files | Original Score: 3/10

June 14, 2012
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Thrives on awkward moments.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

August 21, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Shelton is too much in thrall to improvisation, and letting the actors "find" their characters.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 15, 2012
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
Rafer Guzman
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"Your Sister's Sister" follows the indie-cinema blueprint to the letter with one exception: One of the film's characters is a lesbian.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

June 22, 2012
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Lynn Shelton's fourth feature after her well-received "Humpday" demands more patience than understanding.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 5/10

July 2, 2012
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times

...chick flick city...a ménage à trois-lite...agonizing to watch poor Emily Blunt laugh uproariously at contrived, slice of life conversation made with her sister

Full Review Source: Tolucan Times | Original Score: 3/10

June 21, 2012
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Even amidst the excessive chatter, Emily Blunt shines most of all.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 3, 2012
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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Expertly makes us squirm for about half its running time only to soothe us with empty pop-psych declarations.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 12, 2012
Todd Jorgenson

The low-budget film relies on character authenticity but ultimately requires too much suspension of disbelief.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

June 19, 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
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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This time out, Shelton seems to be playing the part of someone who doesn't know how to finish what she started.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

June 14, 2012
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

Places too much external pressure on the characters; the conflict is already there.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 14, 2012
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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The jabber is maddening, but with all due respect, the actors are wonderful, the performances as natural as inhaling. Still, in Emily Blunt's case, there is such a thing as too natural.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 2/4

June 14, 2012
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