Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Review: Your Sister's Sister

Your Sister's Sister
Dir. Lynn Shelton
Country: USA
Aus Rating: M15+
Running Time: 90mins

If you don’t know what “mumblecore” is (or was) then my describing Lynn Shelton’s Your Sister’s Sister as “post-mumblecore” will mean absolutely diddly to you. If, however, you’re familiar with the term and the filmmaking names and styles that arose out of the lo-fi, independent movement then my aforementioned description of this affably charming romcom will prove most apt. Shelton and her star/executive producer, Mark Duplass, have well and truly moved out of the shadow of mumblecore’s limitations and into the realm of wider public consciousness. It helps that an actor of Emily Blunt’s stature signed on to give this project star wattage, but the film is genuinely a major step up in terms of maturity and skill compared to Shelton and Duplass’ last collaboration, Humpday.

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