This weekend’s offering at the Towngate Cinema is “Your Sister’s Sister,” a critically acclaimed comedy/drama starring Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass and Rosemarie DeWitt. In an effort to help a man cope with the death of his brother, a woman offers to let him stay at her family’s cabin located on a remote island. But when he arrives there, he finds the woman’s sister, who is trying to get over the end of a long relationship, and the two of them seek solace in each other.
Show times for “Your Sister’s Sister” are Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 and 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at 4, 7, and 9 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 and 4 p.m. The film is rated R, and its running time is 90 minutes. The following critical commentary is from Metacritic.com
Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum Each an actor of distinctive delicacy, Duplass, DeWitt, and Blunt do some of their subtlest, most sweetly calibrated work ever, playing off one another with the kind of ease and trust that is, in itself, a demonstration of love.
Chicago Reader J.R. Jones In some mumblecore movies the semi-improvised dialogue can be engulfed by hipster irony, but the acting here is so skilled, and the emotional terrain so rocky, that Shelton manages to break past the genre’s narrow social parameters to a moving story of grief, betrayal, and devotion.
Time Out New York Joshua Rothkopf Nothing about the movie is showy, except for Shelton’s palpable love of good people making a mess of things. Barring some late-inning coyness, it’s some of the truest, dinged-heart couples’ circling of the year.
The Guardian Matt Mueller A captivating examination of criss-crossing relationships permeated by incisive performances.