Saturday, December 21, 2013

Your Sister's Sister. B+

Lynn Shelton has a great way with household dialogue that manages to be witty yet never artificial. Your Sister's Sister is a film filled with jokes, the small ones that are indicative of a mode of social behavior. We see it most in Jack, the struggling hero of the story who spends a few very uneven days with his good friend (and possible love-interest) and her sister. He can pull out witticisms in any situation, and can make any social scene feel relaxed and comfortable. And that's essentially what makes this such an enjoyable movie. When Shelton is dealing with colloquial conversation, she's at her best. When she brings the film to its inevitable dramatic third act though, she becomes a bit more conventional and the movie a little less spry. Until then, though, I dug it. 

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