Little Sister

2016, Comedy/Drama, 1h 31m

35 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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Little Sister subverts indie drama expectations with a refreshingly off-kilter look at family dynamics that makes its points through solid characterizations and earnest effort. Read critic reviews

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Young nun Colleen (Addison Timlin) is avoiding all contact with her family until an email from her mother announces that her brother is home. Upon returning to her childhood home in Asheville, N.C., she finds her old room exactly how she left it - painted black and covered in goth/metal posters. Although her parents are happy to see her, unease and awkwardness abound, and her brother is living as a recluse in the guesthouse since returning home from the war in Iraq.

Cast & Crew

Addison Timlin
Colleen Lunsford
Ally Sheedy
Joani Lunsford
Keith Poulson
Jacob Lunsford
Peter Hedges
Bill Lunsford
Barbara Crampton
The Reverend Mother
Rhonda Hansome
Homeless Woman
Zach Clark
Screenwriter
Ash Christian
Executive Producer
Peter Gilbert
Executive Producer
Edwin Linker
Executive Producer
Joe Swanberg
Executive Producer
Daryl Pittman
Cinematographer
Zach Clark
Film Editor
Fritz Myers
Original Music
Nick Iway
Production Design
David Withrow
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Critic Reviews for Little Sister

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (33) | Rotten (2)

  • Little Sister is an indie family drama about change and reconciliation, but it's instilled with a poignant regard for the moment, too .

    August 10, 2017 | Full Review…
  • [A] fine, darkly poignant tale of a conflicted young nun-in-training facing her own version of "hope and change."

    October 27, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Zach Clark goes down dark-comic alleys, but he's made a transfixing film about a dysfunctional family that looks touchingly and unnervingly like yours and mine.

    October 15, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Little Sister delivers a charming black sheep tale rich with tenderness, raw with pain, and spiked with humor.

    October 14, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A quiet and gentle film, emotional but not manipulatively sentimental, sad but not nihilistic, Marilyn Manson epigram and Goth-font chapter markers notwithstanding.

    October 14, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Flirting with sitcommy high jinks, Clark instead gives us a bittersweet cocktail of soul-weary defeat and unassuming vigor.

    October 13, 2016 | Full Review…

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