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Your Sister's Sister -- Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
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29 June 2012 (Ireland) See more »
A comedy about doing the right thing with the wrong person.
Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Michael Harring ... Tom - in photos (as Mike Harring)

Mark Duplass ... Jack

Mike Birbiglia ... Al

Emily Blunt ... Iris
Jason Dodson ... Tom's Friend
Pete Erickson ... Tom's Friend
Kathryn Lebo ... Tom's Friend
Evan Mosher ... Tom's Friend
Jennifer Maas ... Tom's Friend

Jeanette Maus ... Tom's Friend
Dori Hana Scherer ... Tom's Friend (as Dori Hana-Scherer)
Steve Snoey ... Tom's Friend

Dusty Warren ... Tom's Friend
Seth Warren ... Tom's Friend

Mel Eslyn ... Photography Studio Crew
Kate Jarvis ... Photography Studio Crew
Jeremy Mackie ... Photography Studio Crew
Nathan M. Miller ... Photography Studio Crew
Norman Tumolva ... Photography Studio Crew (as Norm Tumolva)

Rosemarie DeWitt ... Hannah
Kate Bayley ... Waitress
Jason Braggs ... Diner Patron

John Lavin ... Diner Patron
Lee Luna ... Diner Patron
Petra Kjorsvik ... Diner Patron
Kimberly Chin ... Mother
Kohen Chin ... Young Boy #1
Beckett Chin ... Young Boy #2

Directed by
Lynn Shelton 
Writing credits
Lynn Shelton (written by)

Produced by
Kate Bayley .... associate producer
Mark Duplass .... executive producer
Mel Eslyn .... co-producer
Dashiell Gantner .... executive producer
Vallejo Gantner .... executive producer
Megan Griffiths .... co-producer
Jennifer Maas .... associate producer
Dave Nakayama .... co-executive producer
Lance Rosen .... co-executive producer
Jennifer Roth .... executive producer
Steven Schardt .... producer
Lynn Shelton .... executive producer
Original Music by
Vinny Smith 
Cinematography by
Benjamin Kasulke 
Film Editing by
Nat Sanders 
Production Design by
John Lavin 
Makeup Department
Petra Kjorsvik .... key hair stylist
Petra Kjorsvik .... key makeup stylist
Production Management
Mel Eslyn .... post-production supervisor
Jennifer Roth .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Susan LaSalle .... second assistant director
Jennifer Roth .... first assistant director
Art Department
Francesca Berrini .... additional artwork
Chelsea Conboy .... graphic artist: beer
Tania Kupczak .... art department graphics
John Lavin .... original artwork
Duane Pasco .... additional artwork
Carlos Ruiz .... graphic artist: beer
Dori Hana Scherer .... art production assistant
Steve Snoey .... photoshop work
Sound Department
Kevin Bressler .... additional dialogue editor
Dave Howe .... re-recording mixer
Vinny Smith .... sound mixer
Vinny Smith .... sound
Vinny Smith .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Daboub .... additional camera assistant
Jason Knoll .... additional camera operator: Seattle
Jason Knoll .... first assistant camera
Jeremy Mackie .... gaffer
Ryan McMackin .... additional camera operator
Nathan M. Miller .... first assistant camera: Seattle
Nathan M. Miller .... key grip
Tadd Sackville-West .... first assistant: "b" camera (as Tadd Sackville West)
Jacqueline Stahl .... camera assistant: l.a.
Norman Tumolva .... additional grip work (as Norm Tumolva)
Norman Tumolva .... key grip: Seattle (as Norm Tumolva)
Editorial Department
Marc Brown .... digital film services
Jannat Gargi .... digital film producer
Joe Jacobs .... data management
Tim Maffia .... senior colorist: Modern Digital
Kristin Molina .... digital film producer
Bill Scott .... senior color timer
Kathie McCallister .... post-production producer (uncredited)
Music Department
Mel Eslyn .... music supervisor
Sandy Wilson .... music supervisor
Other crew
Mike Birbiglia .... creative consultant
Emily Blunt .... creative consultant
Rosemarie DeWitt .... creative consultant
Mark Duplass .... creative consultant
Paul Hammond .... commentary
Joe Jacobs .... scrolling credits
Adam Kersh .... publicist: Brigade Marketing
Lee Luna .... set production assistant: Seattle
Kristen Parsons .... accounting services: Enterprise Business Consultats
Dave Peterson .... insurance provider: Midlakes Insurance
Lance Rosen .... legal services: Rosen Lewis
Courtney Schade .... commentary coordinator
Camille Wren .... accounting services: Enterprise Business Consultants
Huma Khan .... legal post production (uncredited)
Darren Aronofsky .... thank you
Chris Ballew .... thank you
Joe Birbiglia .... thank you
Nancy Black .... thank you
Liza Boone .... thank you
Garrett Cantrell .... thank you
Geralyn White Dreyfous .... thank you
Oleg Dubson .... thank you
Nancy Guppy .... thank you
Michael Harring .... editorial thank you (as Mike Harring)
Jeff Kleinsmith .... thank you
Richard Klubeck .... thank you
Lacey Leavitt .... editorial thank you
David R. Lipson .... editorial thank you (as David Lipson)
Rick Patton .... thank you
Taryn Reneau .... special thanks
Rena Ronson .... thank you
David Shields .... thanks
Steve Snoey .... editorial thank you
Alex Soler .... thank you
Gareth Upton .... thank you
Rachel Weisz .... thank you
Hailey Wieringo .... thank you
Craig Zisk .... thank you

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language and some sexual content
90 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:A | Germany:6 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

When the film was originally scheduled to start filming in middle October 2010 for two weeks, Rachel Weisz was set to play Emily Blunt's sister, so the actress could complete her part and start filming The Deep Blue Sea (2011) in November. However, filming of Lynn Shelton's movie was postponed, making Weisz pull out due to schedule conflicts with The Deep Blue Sea. Rosemarie DeWitt replaced her.See more »
Young Boy #2:Whoever has the Sun, turn it on!See more »
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56 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
A relationship movie that feels fresh, 19 September 2011
Author: wxgirl55 from Canada

My rating: 88/100

I ended up seeing this movie at the Toronto film fest in a rather circuitous way but I'm awfully glad I did.

Nary a car chase nor explosion, but instead a quiet and thoughtful film. It touches on relationships, death, siblings, betrayal, unrequited love, honesty, fears, and forgiveness… and does so in a very believable and refreshing way.

Most of the movie takes place at a secluded rustic waterfront cottage, a family cabin that Iris (Emily Blunt) has suggested her 'bestie', Jay (Mark Duplass) visit to clear his head; he's still emotionally stuck at the one year anniversary of his brother's death.

The secluded locale - without phones, computers and the usually daily distractions - is the conduit which allows the abundance of emotions and introspective feelings bubble up and expose themselves to a trio of characters connected in various and interesting ways.

These three individuals are both frustrating with their flaws, yet endearing with their fragility and weaknesses. How easy it is to identify with all of them! … which can perhaps be attributed to the impromptu conversation Director Lynn Shelton nurtured and encouraged from the mere 70 page script. She confessed that 75% of the dialogue was improvised allowing a unique honesty to develop within each character, thanks to a stellar cast.

I'm thankful Shelton stuck around Toronto for this third screening – she's originally from Seattle which is where this was filmed - and was more than willing to open up to the audience at a post Q&A where we heard her speak passionately and reflectively about the 12 day shoot (wow!) with almost no funding and how she lucked in to Emily Blunt coming on board (thanks to a shared agent) who was keen on the challenge and experience. Also it was nice to hear that during the festival the film had found distribution through IFC, and that cast and crew would now be compensated for this wonderful collaboration.

This film's a winner to me. I hope you have an opportunity to see it.

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