Little SisterAdam Cook
A fresh spin on the dysfunctional family film, writer-director Zach Clark takes autobiographical details and exaggerates them, creating something that is hyperbolic on the surface and authentic at its core. Clever, witty and poignant, Little Sister digs into the corrosive effects that expectations and bitterness can have on family dynamics as well as the subtle role the outside world can play in our domestic lives, illuminating the relationship between the public and the private.
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.
I feel this movie. And I highly doubt I'm alone in this.