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About the Movie
October, 2008. Young nun Colleen is avoiding all contact from her family, until an email from her mother announces, "Your brother is home." On returning to her childhood home in Asheville, NC, she finds her old room exactly how she left it: painted black and covered in goth/metal posters. Her parents are happy enough to see her, but unease and awkwardness abounds. Her brother is living as a recluse in the guesthouse since returning home from the Iraq war. During Colleen's visit, tensions rise and fall with a little help from Halloween, pot cupcakes, and GWAR. Little Sister is a sad comedy about family – a schmaltz-free, pathos-drenched, feel good movie for the little goth girl inside us all.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 27
- Fresh: 25
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A strange, spiky movie that refuses to beg for our affection, "Little Sister," the fifth feature from Zach Clark, molds the classic homecoming drama into a quirky reconciliation between faith and family.
Fresh: Short, sweet, and nowhere near as prickly as it seems on the surface, Little Sister plays best when it's not trying to coat its appealing brand of distorted realism with a punk rock sheen.
Fresh: Zach Clark goes down dark-comic alleys, but he's made a transfixing film about a dysfunctional family that looks touchingly and unnervingly like yours and mine.
Fresh: Flirting with sitcommy high jinks, Clark instead gives us a bittersweet cocktail of soul-weary defeat and unassuming vigor.
What a delight!
This movie alternates between unique/bizarre comedy to unique/bizarre soul. It is a deeply felt film about an estranged family getting back together after one of them returns home disfigured from the a war injury. I do not want to spoil it, but this indie is worth the rental for sure and will offer an altnerative look at America in 2008.
Very Well Made
Good acting , Good film, Good characters !!!