Your Sister's Sister

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Lynn Shelton
Production: IFC Films
  2 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min


- You guys...

how long were you dating?

- About a year.

- And you met in college, right?

- Mm-hmm, yeah.

It was about

seven years ago.

But I'm more... I'm friends

with Jack, you know.

(people chattering)

- He used to take a frying pan

and just put cheese in it.

And he'd roll it up.

- Is this true?

- It's absolutely true.

You've said that before.

- It's absolutely true.

- He'd call it... he's like,

"Oh, I made my cheese log."

- I needed a wheelchair.

So one night, we went

to an emergency room entrance,

and we stole a wheelchair

and took it out back.

And he was pushing me

down the hill.

- Tom did that?

- Yeah, it was... he knew

that I needed a wheelchair.

- He used to have one of those,

uh, those Sunfishes,

you know, the boats

that have the one...

- The one sail?

- The one sail.

Yeah, yeah, free version.

He would go out,

and he would be gone

for, like, six or seven hours.

And we'd be, like,

really worried,

because we couldn't see him

from the shore.

- What was that band called?

- It was a band called Bigfoot.

- No, it was...

(all talking at once)

- 'Cause he was

a marine biologist.

He liked big fish.

- Well, yes, but the thing is,

there was a name

attached to the wheelchair.

So it was for someone.

- Yeah, we've been friends

for a long time.

- Yeah.

- Mark was one of these guys who

would, like, walk into a room.

You know, like we could be

at a party.

You could have the one person

in the room,

playing you, for example.

Like, no one was talking.

(all chattering)

- No, but there's something

to be said for just somebody

who just makes people

feel comfortable.

- He did.

He did.

(people chattering)

- We were just walking down

the street.

(all chattering and laughing)

(glass clinking)

- Yeah, yeah.

Thank you.

- You got it.

- Trying make this, like,

a respectable event.

Uh, I...

uh, it's been a year.

And, uh,

I thought it was

really important

that we do this for Tom.

It's so hard to eulogize someone

who you look up to, you know,

'cause Tom was amazing.

He was the best f***ing guy.

I mean, he was a better friend

to all of us

than we were to him.

I mean, at least,

that's how I feel.

I just think back.

We were roommates at UW.

And, like, I remember, like,

at one point,

Sara came to visit me.

And he moved all of his stuff

into the common room

to sleep there.

No, and he really...

and I was like,

"It smells bad."

And he was like, "No"...

He was like, "No, no, no.

I'm gonna do it

so you can have sex."

And I was like,

"We're not having sex."

I would... and he was like,

"But I'm optimistic, you know."

And so I...

and he was just so generous,

you know.

He was just...

he was the best.

And I was just thinking today,

I mean,

I saw Hotel Rwanda came on TV.

And he... he and I saw it

together in the theater.

And the day after it came out,

he started donating time at

the shelter in downtown Seattle.

That's what he was like.

You'd sit there

thinking about it,

and he would do it.

And just cheers... you know,

I just want to say "cheers"

to that.


- To Tom.

- To Tom.

- Cheers.

- Tom and I were big

into movies,

you know, growing up.

Actually, Tom and I, like,

had a seminal

movie experience together

not dissimilar

from Hotel Rwanda,

except it was with

Revenge of the Nerds.

(all chuckle)

And it was fascinating.

It sort of...

it changed him,

um, 'cause Tom

was not like you know him

when he was younger.

Tom was...

he was the bully,

I found out, like, when I went

to pick him up from school.

And, um, he was

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Lynn Shelton

Lynn Shelton (born 1965) is an American director known for writing, directing, and producing such films as Humpday and Your Sister's Sister. more…

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