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Your Sister's Sister Review Critics


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Another day, another variety of hump. Read full review

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  • 4.0

    out of 100

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  • 100

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    USA Today Claudia Puig

    So many movies try to capture human relationships and fail miserably. A few come close. Your Sister's Sister nails it with grace, humor and winning charm.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Lynn Shelton's lovely tale of swirling feelings was shot in a mere 12 days, on a budget that must have been minuscule. A couple of minutes after it's started, though, you know you're in the presence of people who will surprise and delight you.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    Following up "Humpday" with another low-rent charmer, Lynn Shelton moves from two- to three-character dynamics.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The way this unfolds is surprisingly engaging.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Each an actor of distinctive delicacy, Duplass, DeWitt, and Blunt do some of their subtlest, most sweetly calibrated work ever, playing off one another with the kind of ease and trust that is, in itself, a demonstration of love.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 16 & under

Smart, mature romantic dramedy has adult situations, sex.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Your Sister's Sister is an independently produced romantic dramedy with smart characters, rich situations, and a lot of mature material, starting with sexual situations. A sex scene between a straight main and a lesbian woman is shown from beginning to end; there's no graphic nudity, but the scene has a big impact on the rest of the story, and other sex talk and sexual situations follow. Language is also strong, with liberal use of "f--k" and "s--t" throughout. A scene of excessive drinking contributes to the plot, and there's additional social drinking. Characters argue, but otherwise violence isn't an issue. This is a grown-up movie, but mature teens may enjoy it.

  • Families can talk about Your Sister's Sister drinking scene. Why are the characters drinking so much? Do they regret it? Are the consequences of their choices realistic?
  • Are any of these characters role models? What do they do that's admirable, and what do they do that's not so admirable?
  • Why would Jack agree to have sex with Hannah when he didn't love her? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding sex and relationships.

The good stuff
  • educationalvalue true1

    Educational value: The movie makes a case for telling the truth by showing how awful things can turn out after lying. Eventually, when the characters tell the truth with one another, they find a new understanding and empathy for each other.

  • message true1

    Messages: Your Sister's Sister makes a case for telling the truth by showing how awful things can turn out after lying. Eventually, when the characters finally tell the truth, they find a new understanding and empathy for one another.

  • rolemodels true1

    Role models: These characters are ordinary people who try to do the right thing but sometimes fail in their efforts -- while trying to protect one another's feelings. Their flaws make them more interesting, but although they're realistic, they're not necessarily people you'd want to emulate.

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence: Characters argue from time to time, but these arguments come from genuine emotional places and don't seem excessively violent or frightening.

  • sex false4

    Sex: A man and a woman have sex after a night of drinking. There's no graphic nudity, but the sex act is shown from beginning to end; safe sex is practiced. Also heavy sex talk throughout, as well as some sexual situations.

  • language false4

    Language: Characters use strong language frequently but not constantly. Words include "f--k" and "s--t," as well as "piss," "bush," "d--k," etc.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not applicable

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Two adult characters drink tequila excessively in an early scene, which leads to a night of sex and several awkward situations. Some mild social drinking throughout the rest of the movie.