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Review: Your Sister's Sister

Seattle slacker Jack (Mark Duplass) has been beating himself up over his brother's death for a year, so his brother's ex-girlfriend (Emily Blunt) — who is also Jack's best friend— offers him her father's cabin in the San Juan Islands for the weekend to
Mumbled recriminations
By ANN LEWINSON  |  June 22, 2012
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Review: Safety Not Guaranteed

For a generation weary of Zooey Deschanel's manic pixie and of staring down a future of student loans and dreary internships, Aubrey Plaza, the deadpan alt-comic who could have stepped out of the pages of Ghost World, may be the next dream girl.
An act of nostalgia
By ANN LEWINSON  |  June 15, 2012
Review: Darling Companion

Review: Darling Companion

As pedestrian as a stroll through the dog park, Lawrence Kasdan's latest (and worst) film is both insulting and inconsequential.
Pedestrian and insulting
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  May 18, 2012
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Review: Cyrus

Helicoptering parents and stay-at-home adult children have been popular issues of late, and at first, the Duplass Brothers' third feature (and their first made with a studio) seems poised to exploit them.
Umbilical discord: The Duplass Brothers get Oedipal
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 25, 2010
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Interview: Mark and Jay Duplass

"We took our caveman process and our telepathic speak and we had to learn how to share it with 70 crew members and a studio . . . "
The  Cyrus writer-directors keep it simple
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 25, 2010
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Review: Humpday

Ben's ovulating wife, Anna, does understand that this is something he needs to do, even if she can't quite understand why. I'm with her there.
It ain't gay if it's art!
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 24, 2009


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Paper or plastic?

The Duplass brothers have constructed a compact meta-movie laced with knowing winks.
Baghead keeps itself covered
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 30, 2008
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Puffy piece

Why no festival excitement at Sundance for Jay Duplass’s endearing road comedy, The Puffy Chair with its comely, talented, camera-comfortable leads?
Sitting down with the Chair man and woman
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 02, 2006
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The Puffy Chair

The Duplass brothers know their way around a kooky, loosely wrapped scene, but, as the film’s conclusion demonstrates, they can cut to the heart as well.
Kooky road movie about an old Lazyboy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 31, 2006
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Indie dependents

Try as they might to be independent, filmmakers are still bound by family ties, the same as everyone else.
Family ties at the Independent Film Festival of Boston
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 19, 2006