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Film Review: Your Sister’s Sister

A sweet, effortlessly stunning film that is both tender and accessible, Your Sister’s Sister is a surprising journey of sibling rivalry, temperance and friendship. The cinematography is breathtaking, the acting is superb, and the storytelling is original and relevant, but above all, the success of the film lies in its improvisation. While the nucleus of the plot is scripted, the sublime acting team were left to their own devices in delivering the story. The effect is a marvelously natural execution from a trio of truly masterful performers–at one point you can actually see Emily Blunt blush when listening to an impromptu anecdote from Rosemarie DeWitt.

Blunt is mesmerising to watch–so magnetic that at times you can literally see her absorbing the energy around her, capturing and dominating the screen with her presence. As her sister, Rosemarie DeWitt is both adorable and complex–easy and pleasant to watch and certainly a megastar of the future. DeWitt is one of the few actors who I would go out of my way to see a film knowing that she is in it. Meanwhile, Mark Duplass is the best friend/boyfriend that every girl needs.

Even when the subject-matter gets a little bit uncomfortable and self-conscious, Your Sister’s Sister remains an engrossing, captivating experience.

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