Sister My Sister (1995)
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Critic Reviews for Sister My Sister
This dramatization of the story upon which Jean Genet's play The Maids is based is well acted and has some powerful moments.
Missable but intriguing expansion of the story that inspired Genet's The Maids.
On screen, it seems to be an effort at psychological edginess but the potentials of the medium renders the play as bland as Isabelle.
Though the subject matter is bleak and upsetting, the narrative is intelligently told.
It's disturbing, but not half as disturbing as it seems to think it is.
Audience Reviews for Sister My Sister
Based on a true story, Sister My Sister is a tale of intolerance, repression and consequence. The pacing is exquisitely purposeful and deliberate so don't expect to be on the edge of your seat until the last 10 minutes or so.
A fascinating and disturbing true story, but unfortunately it fails due to uninspired film making and story telling. It was often dull and bland, though it works well when the tension is finally raised. The performances were pretty good all around, especially from Joely Richardson, but ultimately her character isn't given enough development. The audience never quite buys the ultimate outcome. 2.5/5 Stars
I thought this was a good movie. It's definitely a quieter and more understated movie, at least until the end, and I think it helps to put the sisters' actions in a better perspective and it was also a pretty disturbing scene with the voice-over explaining what happened. They were pretty fucked up mentally, at least in the movie, who the fuck knows what happened in real life. The acting is strong, though there are some instances where Jodhi May was pretty terrible, she was up and down the entire movie. The rest of the cast was strong, with Julie Walters being absolutely tremendous. Overall I thought this was a really good 3 star movie.
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