By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood April 18, 2012 at 4:29PM
Actress-writer-director Lynn Shelton's must-see fourth feature, "Your Sister's Sister" (June 15), showcases an exhilarating trio of actors at the top of their improv game: Mark Duplass ("Humpday"), Rosemarie DeWitt ("Rachel's Getting Married," and Emily Blunt ("Young Victoria"). The director (who won a Special Jury Prize for "Humpday") focuses her roving camera on a complex love triangle that twists through past relationships, sexual identity, and sibling rivalry. Shelton gets better with every film. (See the new official trailer below.)
"Your Sister's Sister" grabbed raves at Toronto, where it was acquired by IFC Films, and Sundance, and will play at Tribeca's Spotlight Program, the San Francisco International Film Festival and will open the Seattle IFF.
The New York Times' Stephen Holden describes the film as: "poignant, witty, brilliantly written and acted film is even better than Ms. Shelton’s last, 'Humpday,' which also presented a dicey sexual puzzle as a kind of mathematical problem."
Mina Hochberg in New York Magazine's Vulture: The film "instantly won us over with its honest dialogue and easy humor."
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks of the San Francisco Bay Guardian adds: "With this contemplative, honest, and hilarious film, Shelton proves herself to be quite a splendid voice for our current generation of progressive pitfallers."
Mark Duplass talks about working with Shelton here.