Information for Parents
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+
Smart, mature romantic dramedy has adult situations, sex.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Your Sister's Sister is an independently produced romantic dramedy with smart characters, rich situations, and a lot of mature material, starting with sexual situations. A sex scene between a straight main and a lesbian woman is shown from beginning to end; there's no graphic nudity, but the scene has a big impact on the rest of the story, and other sex talk and sexual situations follow. Language is also strong, with liberal use of "f--k" and "s--t" throughout. A scene of excessive drinking contributes to the plot, and there's additional social drinking. Characters argue, but otherwise violence isn't an issue. This is a grown-up movie, but mature teens may enjoy it.
- Families can talk about Your Sister's Sister drinking scene. Why are the characters drinking so much? Do they regret it? Are the consequences of their choices realistic?
- Are any of these characters role models? What do they do that's admirable, and what do they do that's not so admirable?
- Why would Jack agree to have sex with Hannah when he didn't love her? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding sex and relationships.
The good stuff
The movie makes a case for telling the truth by showing how awful things can turn out after lying. Eventually, when the characters tell the truth with one another, they find a new understanding and empathy for each other.
Positive messages: Your Sister's Sister makes a case for telling the truth by showing how awful things can turn out after lying. Eventually, when the characters finally tell the truth, they find a new understanding and empathy for one another.
Positive role models: These characters are ordinary people who try to do the right thing but sometimes fail in their efforts -- while trying to protect one another's feelings. Their flaws make them more interesting, but although they're realistic, they're not necessarily people you'd want to emulate.
What to watch for
Violence: Characters argue from time to time, but these arguments come from genuine emotional places and don't seem excessively violent or frightening.
Sexy stuff: A man and a woman have sex after a night of drinking. There's no graphic nudity, but the sex act is shown from beginning to end; safe sex is practiced. Also heavy sex talk throughout, as well as some sexual situations.
Language: Characters use strong language frequently but not constantly. Words include "f--k" and "s--t," as well as "piss," "bush," "d--k," etc.
Consumerism: Not an issue
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Two adult characters drink tequila excessively in an early scene, which leads to a night of sex and several awkward situations. Some mild social drinking throughout the rest of the movie.