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The Other Sister

By annie holub
Arizona Daily Wildcat
March 4, 1999
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Something about this movie is just wrong, and it probably has to do with the fact that it's teetering dangerously on the edge of offensive 99% of the time. The premise is this: two mentally handicapped kids fall in love and seek to become independent together. It's a basic, cute love story about - and I'm going to put this bluntly - a couple of retards. Everyone is supposed to identify with it because, at times, we all feel a bit incapable of things when it comes to love. But did they have to cast two perfectly normal people to "act retarded?" It really gets tedious. There's a scene where Danny and Carla are fighting and screaming at each other, and you can just picture the director stopping them and saying, "No, no, act stupider. Slur your speech more." The whole time you're watching it, thinking, why is this necessary?

- annie holub