A year after his brother's death, Jack continues to struggle emotionally. This leads to his best friend, Iris, forcing Jack to go to her family cabin on an island in the Pacific Northwest so Jack can clear his mind and seek peace in solitude. On arrival at the cabin, Jack finds that he is not alone, as Iris' sister Hannah, emotionally distraught after the end of a seven year relationship, has also come to the cabin as a place of solace. A drunken night ensues where bad decisions are made between the two with things only getting more awkward when Iris' shows up unexpectedly at the cabin the next morning. Simply put, Your Sister's Sister is just strong storytelling, looking at the lives of these emotionally damaged souls. Lynn Shelton's screenplay is really the strongest aspect of the film, showing a great understanding of these characters feelings, intentions and limitations. Some films in this vein try to say too much, touching on broad themes which consequently feel empty by the end but Your Sister's Sister knows its purpose and limitations, giving the viewer a very funny, dramatic and emotional experience. The film touches on how problems and confrontations are bound to happen whether you love someone or not, and how it's exactly that love which will end up shining through leading to solutions of these problems. The cast is universally strong with Mark Duplass being his charismatic self, supplying most of the comedic moments. Rosemarie DeWitt would have to be the standout of this entire cast, bringing a truly well-rounded character, who shows strength, fragility, etc. Your Sister's Sister isn't anything particularly profound, but Lynn Shelton screenplay really delivers on creating character whose relationships and feelings are more interesting than most other indies in recent memory.
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