You really must love conversationally driven art films to see this movie, which features basically three characters, mostly improvised dialogue, and was filmed in 12 days on a shoestring budget.
It’s the story of Jack (Mark Duplass), who is still reeling a year after his brother’s death and is a mess socially, financially and emotionally.
His brother’s girlfriend, Iris (Emily Blunt), who has become a best friend to Jack, suggests he bike off to a remote Puget Sound island cabin owned by her family for the weekend. She tells him he needs to clear his head, stare at the water, be alone with his thoughts and simply decompress.
However, when he gets there, Jack discovers Iris’ sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt) has had similar ideas after a breakup with her girlfriend. She, too, needs some time away to reflect on her future.
So the two agree to share the expansive getaway space together, start drinking copious amounts of tequila, tell their sad stories to each other, suggest something flirty-flirty and before you know it, they’re in bed together.
Now, I don’t pretend to be a spokesperson for lesbians in any way, but the notion that if you can get one drunk enough, she might be tempted to go straight for the night, seems a tad unrealistic. I realize extenuating circumstances will eventually be revealed, but come on!
So when Iris shows up the next day, confiding in her sister Hannah that she might have a thing for Jack, well, let’s just say complications arise — as in, do we tell her? Do they tell him?
It’s all a bit too contrived for my tastes and feels more like a fantasy dream come true for Mark Duplass, but “Your Sister’s Sister” does offer some fun conversation in a lovely setting.
If that’s enough for you, you may want to check out “Your Sister’s Sister.”