Flashback Review: The Other Sister

We all need a very special someone in our love life, some of us have a certain crush on a specific person. Whether its a classmate, colleague, or a neighbor next door, etc. Sometimes we all need to be patient when the time is right to meet your match. Once you and your partner hit the ranks, be sure not to choose a terrible romantic film, especially a Gary Marshall movie called “The Other Sister.”

The Other Sister is one of those Oscar Bait films, trying to take advantage on a serious subject in order to earn an Academy Award nomination. For example, I Am Sam is one of them because this movie manages to earn “ONE” nomination for Best Actor because of its subject matter. I also wrote a review for I Am Sam, if you have extra time, give it a read and thank you for supporting my blog.

The Other Sister was released in 1999. (same year Magnolia came out) It didn’t earn enough revenue at the Box Office and it received negative reviews from critics is and movie goers alike.

Recently out of rehab during the late 90’s, Juliette Lewis, (Cape Fear, Natural Born Killers, From Dusk Til Dawn) decided to partake in Gary Marshall’s project in an attempt to resurrect her career. The results however were a miscalculation.

This article contains potential SPOILERS, if you haven’t got a chance to view it, read at your very own risk if you dare.

Beautiful & Ugly Aspects

Beautiful: A catchy song called “The Animal Song” by Savage Garden. An underrated song in a god awful rom-com. Why did something this good had to be included in a sewage?

As a fan of “American Horror Story,” Sarah Paulson, one of my actresses, is in this movie in a supporting role as one of Carla’s sisters. A decision she’ll regret after winning a Golden Globe as Marcia Clark in “American Crime Story: The People VS. OJ.”

One scene that got me laughing was Carla & Daniel’s love song, as it turns out to be a Marching Band tune. It’s the only joke that made me laugh.

Ugly: Juliette Lewis’ performance as Carla Tate, felt excruciating. I know she’s trying to pull of a descent performance, but the way she talks, reminded me of Kevin Malone from “The Office.” She shoulda asked her former co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio for advice on his Oscar nominated performance in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.”

Gary Marshall did a horrendous job directing the movie. It was painfully excruciating.

Cinematography contains a little bit of The Shaky Cam technique.

Daniel mentions a pool player called “The Black Widow.” I’m surprised Marvel didn’t sue Disney (Touchstone Pictures is owned by Disney) for trademark infringement, oh wait Disney predicted a collaboration between Marvel Studios to work together on the MCU. If this happened in the past, Disney would’ve been sued.

The Chemistry between Carla & Daniel felt way too whimsical, as in a ring around the rosie game filled with too much chocolate ice cream. To quote Plankton from “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “IT’S TO CUTE, IT’S DISGUSTING!”

DAG NABBIT! Gary Marshall gave away the ending to “The Graduate.” Gonna have to double the points, no wait Triple Down Points I’ve never seen The Graduate! There I admit it, I’ve never seen The Graduate!

A pointless dance scene with Carla and her mother teaching her daughter how to dance and it has nothing to do with the next scene.

I didn’t laugh throughout the whole duration of the movie.

A “we are done” cliche happened between Carla & Daniel. I find this cliche very predictable. You know two people in a rom-com or buddy cop film will forgive each other.

How did Daniel find a way to access the church? Did he use the force by jumping into the balcony and did he possibly acquired a lightsaber to cut one of the church windows in order to get inside?

Product Placement featuring the following brands such as Coca-Cola, Lucky Charms, Spam, Sony, Lay’s, and last but not least, Oreo’s.

A character is often mentioned by Heather, who is Sarah Paulson’s character, is named Michelle, she’s introduced by the end of the film. I know nothing about her. I don’t think they’ll ever be sequel to The Other Sister. If she’s mentioned constantly, introduce her for Big Pete The Cat’s Sake! (Big Pete is a Disney character)

I’m not a big time aficionado on fashion, but Carla’s wedding dress looks hideous like an elephant’s rear end letting a big rip for approximately a whole minute!

The Other Sister made me feel like a hostage, because I have to check on my clock to see if this movie ends permanently.

The Ending features a parade. OH MY GOODNESS! This brings back terrible memories of that parade scene from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

The Final Verdict: F, FOR FAKER!!!!!

Do not, I repeat do not watch this movie with your boyfriend or girlfriend! You’re gonna have a mind numbing romantic date with your partner ! If you want to watch a very good movie with your date, I strongly recommend Titanic or Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Those movies have better romance/chemistry than this epic failure! The Other Sister, deserves an F, FOR FAKER!

Like I Am Sam, The Other Sister is a personification to quickly become an Oscar nominee and it failed to become an eligible candidate.

Ms. Paulson, if you’re reading this, it is not entirely your fault to participate in this picture. Sometimes we all gotta start somewhere if a certain individual wants to achieve fame and fortune. You’re one of those people who made it, congratulations, you’ve finally gone from a nobody, to a familiar name. You did an excellent job on your performances in American Horror Story & The People VS. OJ. You have received your reputation as an award winning actress and now the public earns your respect.

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