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Your Sister's Sister -- A year after his brother Tom's death, Jack (Duplass) is still struggling emotionally. When he makes a scene at a memorial party, Tom's best friend Iris (Blunt) offers up her family cabin on an island in the Pacific Northwest so Jack can seek catharsis in solitude.
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 »
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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 .... sound 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
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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Rated R for language and some sexual content
90 min
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The movie was shot in 12 days and it was largely improvised.See more »
Jack:I didn't sleep with your sister 'cause I wanted to sleep with your sister. I slept with your sister because I can't be with you.See more »
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43 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
your sister's sister, and other complications, 18 February 2012
Author: CountZero313 from Japan

Lynn Shelton's 'Your Sister's Sister' opened the 2012 Glasgow Film Festival and received a near-rapturous response. This is a keenly observed tale of individuals as complex and frail as you, me and everyone we know...

Iris commemorates the passing of her partner Tom at a gathering of Tom's friends, where Jack, her best friend, offers up a less than flattering eulogy. Jack, coincidentally Tom's sibling, is packed off to a remote island lodge to get his head together, where he encounters Iris's sister, Hannah. Complications ensue - by the bucket-load.

Shelton took time to explain her process in the Q&A at the Glasgow Film Theatre screening. The cast improvised to a certain extent, but spent a vast amount of time creating back-stories for their characters. That preparation pays off in naturalistic exchanges, interruptions and repairs, gestures and looks that remonstrate, encourage or deter in a convincingly authentic manner. The film is very, very funny, and then genuinely touching and fraught. Throw in an ending you will either love (like me) or loathe, and you have a mature, entertaining film whose execution and polish defies the 12-day shooting period.

Wonderful performances from Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass as the conflicted trio. Blunt gets to explore more range here than My Summer of Love or anything else on her CV, and shows a growing maturity. The film is involving from the very first frame and holds your attention throughout. Shelton has found a refreshing formula. Bigger budgets and less challenging schedules may follow, but one hopes the stringent process remains.

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