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Your Sister’s Sister Blu-ray Review

Your Sister's Sister Blu-ray

Strong characters make “Your Sister’s Sister” worth a watch.

“Your Sister’s Sister” begins with the revelation that the fast talking Jack lost his brother Tom. Seeing that Jack is distraught, Iris (a lover of Tom’s) decides to send Jack to her dad’s place at a nearby island. Upon arriving at the home, Jack finds that he is not alone as he meets Iris’s sister Hannah. Hannah, who recently got out of a long term relationship, is also in a fragile state and Jack and Hannah throw caution to the wind and decide to have a one night fling. There is where things become complicated. The following morning, Iris makes a surprise visit to the home. Jack hides the fact that he had a fling with Hannah because he likes Iris (we also learn that Iris likes Jack). On top of all this, we learn that Hannah herself is harboring a big secret that could impact the friendship and possible relationship of Jack and Iris as well. To say anything more would be spoiling the ending.

On paper, ‘Sister’ reads like a sitcom, but it’s anything but. This talky Sundance darling is a surprisingly naturalistic, sweet, intentionally sometimes awkward, and character centric indie dramedy about loss, time, and love. While the open ended ending may feel like a cheat to some (especially since it seems to be a go-to trend lately), it shouldn’t effect your viewing too much as the cast makes this one worthwhile. Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt and the man who has been in virtually every 2012 film (Mark Duplass) all have great chemistry together. You really like these characters, and more importantly, find them believable. This is especially evident with the fact that scenes linger on as though they were in real time.

Summary: “Your Sister’s Sister” might not be groundbreaking and it might not be for everyone, but it’s a well made character centric story.

Video/Audio:

Truth be told, ‘Sister’ doesn’t have the greatest hi-def transfer. The film, which is presented in 1.78:1 1080p, is fuzzy to the point of being distracting at times.

The 5.1 DTS-HD audio track, on the other hand, does a fine job handling the primarily dialogue centric audio.

Extras include IFC trailers (including one for “Your Sister’s Sister”).

December 21, 2012 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , ,

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