The Other Sister Image
Metascore
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  • Starring: , ,
  • 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).
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. 50
    Consider The Other Sister emotional quicksand. [26 February 1999, Life, p.5E]
  3. Skillfully acted, idealized, uneven.
  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. 25
    Shameless in its use of mental retardation as a gimmick, a prop and a plot device. Anyone with any knowledge of retardation is likely to find the film offensive.
  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