Acclaimed Comedy Here This Weekend


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 

USA TodayClaudia Puig
 So many movies try to capture human relationships and fail miserably. A few come close. Your Sister’s Sister nails it with grace, humor and winning charm.

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.

indieWIREEric Kohn Duplass’ feisty energy is matched by DeWitt’s constant smarminess, while Blunt’s shy, fragile behavior balances off the forceful personalities surrounding her.

St. Louis Post-DispatchCalvin Wilson
This is a smart, moving film that’s also very, very funny.

MovielineMichelle Orange It’s a mark of Shelton’s ability to create living characters from seemingly minor shared moments — the ones that wind up meaning everything.

New York Daily NewsElizabeth Weitzman This film’s only real stumble is its ending, which is so predictable it seems like a bit of a copout.

TimeMary Pols
 There is a looseness to the dialogue that suits the mood of the story-each character gets his or her own bombshell (or two) to digest and has to figure out how to cope with it.

Chicago ReaderJ.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 YorkJoshua 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 GuardianMatt Mueller A captivating examination of criss-crossing relationships permeated by incisive performances.


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