A stunted, emotionally lost twenty-something returns to his or her childhood home in search of some meaning. You have probably seen this movie a million times before, perhaps most memorably in Zach Braff’s “Garden State,” and while the new indie “Little Sister” adheres to the formula, it breathes new life into ever convention that it makes this tired story seem bracingly new.
The fifth feature from Zach Clark, “Little Sister” stars rising actress Addison Timlin as a young nun who heads back to her North Carlina home following word that her brother has returned from serving in the war in Iraq. Her trip back opens old wounds with her family and finds her rediscovering the surprising person she used to be. Ally Sheedy, Keith Poulson, Peter Hedges and Barbara Crampton co-star.
In his B+ review, IndieWire Senior Film Critic David Ehrlich called the film “weird, winsome, and wonderful.” “‘Little Sister’ is [Zach Clark’s] best film to date,” he wrote, “and it shimmers with a quiet sense of ambition from the start, high-concept in a low-key way.”
“Little Sister” opens in select theaters this Friday, but we’ve got the exclusive first 10 minutes online now. Discover why Clark’s feature is earning rave reviews in the video below, and then buy tickets for a showtime this weekend.