The Other Sister

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  • Summary: A young mentally-challenged woman (Lewis) moves out from her mother's house and falls in love with a young man similarly challenged (Ribisi).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 10 out of 21
  1. Marshall has an astounding instinct for popular entertainment. He's done it again with The Other Sister.
  2. The movie is, however, generous in its condescension: Given enough tolerance, cash and a good sex manual, it says, even the mentally handicapped can be just as middle-class and cute as you or me.
  3. Neutralizes these characters, makes them cute and one-dimensional like fluffy dolls.
  4. Oscillates bewilderingly between contrived and insightful, mechanical and sincere, clumsy and graceful.
  5. There's little to recommend this movie, which is part and parcel with Marshall's schlock-dominated body of work.
  6. Still, there's no mistaking the central message: Slow people have much to teach us. Or is it: Slow people -- aren't they funny? Either way, it's pretty vile stuff.
  7. 0
    Contrived, clueless, reprehensible.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 3 out of 3

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