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Problems arise immediately, and the film is structured between a marriage counselor’s office and flashbacks of their squabbles.
On the surface it’s an anti-rom-com, but it’s also a frank look at a couple committed to at least giving the marriage a go when even as it’s attacked from all sides. Your Sister’s Sister Year: 2011 Director: Lynn Shelton Leave it to Lynn Shelton, one of America’s most exciting emerging filmmakers, to take the old formula of “put a few people in an isolated cabin and let them talk it out” and make it into a fascinating film.
Key to the story and style of the film are Sarah’s ink drawings, created in real life by graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown, who co-wrote the screenplay.
They serve as a creative window into Sarah’s soul while conveniently advancing the plot at a critical juncture.—Annlee Ellingson 28.
From the original mid-20th-century heyday with stars like Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy to last year’s coming-of-age rom-com Sing Street, there’s something here for every taste. Budding relationships will be in jeopardy due to unfortunate miscommunication. Pick a movie, make some popcorn, pour a cheap glass of wine and grab the Kleenexes. That’s Not Us follows three couples—one lesbian, one gay and one straight—during a presumably carefree weekend full of memories, intimate moments and exploration.
The hearts of many former bland/cheating/douchebag boyfriends/fiancés will be broken. Two have come to rekindle their sex life, while another couple grapples with how a prestigious grad program will force them hundreds of miles apart.
The gag in which he, panic-stricken, slowly reclines the seat in his car in order to avoid being detected on a stakeout is worth the run-time alone.—Dom Sinacola 23.
You probably won’t laugh out loud, but it’s a great example of what slick, middlebrow, professional Hollywood comedies in the late ‘80s looked like.
No one’s really paying any attention, except Dan, who hears magic. Grease Year: 1978 Director: Randal Kleiser Okay, so the message Grease leaves us with as Sandy (Oilivia Newton-John) and Danny (John Travolta) head skyward in an unexplained flying convertible—that all you need to do to get boys to like you is dress sluttier and completely change your personality—is uh…not great.
Both Ruffalo and Knightley are perfect in their respective roles; in lesser hands, their characters could have become too predictable, too cliched. But Grease never tries to masquerade as high art or relay any kind of profound mission statement beyond “being a teenager and hanging out with your friends is awesome,” and as such, it’s incredibly easy to get sucked into its fun.
She’s helped greatly by three very strong lead performances — from Rosemarie Dewitt, Emily Blunt, and especially Mark Duplass.
The dialogue hovers in that intriguing space between scripted and improvised, and the film walks the tightrope expertly.—Michael Dunaway 20.