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Your Sister's Sister (2011)

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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.


Lynn Shelton


Lynn Shelton
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Harring Michael Harring ... Tom - in photos (as Mike Harring)
Mark Duplass ... Jack
Mike Birbiglia ... Al
Emily Blunt ... Iris
Jason Dodson Jason Dodson ... Tom's Friend
Pete Erickson Pete Erickson ... Tom's Friend
Kathryn Lebo Kathryn Lebo ... Tom's Friend
Evan Mosher Evan Mosher ... Tom's Friend
Jennifer Maas Jennifer Maas ... Tom's Friend
Jeanette Maus ... Tom's Friend
Dori Hana Scherer Dori Hana Scherer ... Tom's Friend (as Dori Hana-Scherer)
Steve Snoey Steve Snoey ... Tom's Friend
Dusty Warren ... Tom's Friend
Seth Warren Seth Warren ... Tom's Friend
Mel Eslyn ... Photography Studio Crew


Mourning the death of his brother, Jack's friend Iris invites him to her father's cottage for some alone time to recuperate. Unbeknownst to either of them, Iris's sister Hannah is also staying at their father's cottage recovering from her recent break-up. One entire bottle of tequila later, Jack and Hannah wake up to find Iris at the door. They each have secrets that they're tying to keep and they each have feelings that they're trying to sort out. Written by napierslogs

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A comedy about doing the right thing with the wrong person.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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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, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her performance. 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.
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Naturalism is a Mixed Bag
6 September 2016 | by dansviewSee all my reviews

There is always the question of whether a naturalistic indie film is essentially a documentary or reality show, or an actual movie meant to entertain.

I give credit to the performers for improvising their lines and looking disheveled, as we do in real life, when staying at a cabin and not expecting company.

But do we tune in to a movie to escape realism or embrace it? I guess I like it, as long as there is a sufficient amount of drama and/or there is exceptionally interesting dialog. But of course there is a problem with that too. Because most of us don't speak in interesting dialog, so a natural Indie almost needs to portray humans as ordinary and flawed.

Well, let's put it this way. I like a natural film portraying interesting people. But the people in this one were not interesting. They all seem unemployed, self-absorbed, and immature for their ages.

They also seem quite Godless. Sex requires very little thought beforehand, but plenty afterwards. I guess that's better than little thought at both times.

I do like the idea that they go to a place with no T.V. or internet, and must entertain themselves with books, cooking, and conversation. Also, the scenery was attractive, during the few scenes shot outdoors.

Why the hell is one sister British and the other is not? They tried to explain that by saying that the dad went through some period of drifting in England. Are they half sisters?

Emily Blunt doesn't wear much makeup here. But there is something appealing about her at the grass roots level.

I liked the guy. He was quirky without appearing self-conscious. Consequently, he was genuinely funny.

It's a simple dialog-based film. I like writer-driven projects. So I will recommend this one to those with patience. But be aware that nothing interesting or profound is spoken.

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Release Date:

29 June 2012 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Anacortes, Washington, USA See more »


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$125,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$109,221, 17 June 2012

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