Here at Grazia, we like to spoil you… So here’s an exclusive clip of Emily Blunt’s new indie flick, Your Sister’s Sister.
In the film, released THIS Friday, Emily Blunt plays Iris, who invites best friend Jack (Mark Duplass) to spend a relaxing week at her family’s remote island cabin. Jack is still grieving the death of his brother a year ago, and figures a holiday is just what he needs.
It turns out, that’s not all he needs. Upon arriving at the house, ahead of Iris, Jack meets her sister Hannah, played by Mad Men’s Rosemarie DeWitt (cast at the last minute when original Hannah, Rachel Weisz, had to drop out of the project due to another filming project), who also escaped to the cabin for some peace and quiet. She recently break-up with her long-term girlfriend, and the two commiserate over heavy drinking. Then, hook up. Then try to keep it secret from Iris. Keeping up?
Our exclusive clip shows the moment Iris arrives in the house, after Jack and Hannah have just woken up together. Awkward.
Your Sister’s Sister is by the director of indie triumph, Humpday, Lynn Shelton. SHE explores the complexities of interpersonal relationships while gently poking fun at her characters’ predicaments. The film won rave reviews at Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals this year.
The script was largely improvised to give it an authentic feel. ‘I wrote 20 or 30 per cent of the lines, but for the most part it was improvised,’ says Shelton. ‘They’re not thinking about their close-up, they’re thinking about the other actor, That’s what’s so wonderful about improv and why, although it’s so stressful, it’s such a satisfying way to work.’
If you ask us, it comes across pretty damn well. Charming, funny and awkward in equal measure. See for yourself.