23 April 2015 | wes-connors
Marriage and Movie Unravel
Frowzy, pill-popping photographer Sonya Walger (as Kate) reveals some startling news. She has an identical twin sister, living in Buffalo. The girls were separated at birth, as part of a research project. Arriving on the scene looking chicer and sexier, "Linda" (also played by Sonya Walger) wants to meet her twin and begin a familial relationship. After they meet, "Kate" says she gets a bad feeling from "Linda" and decides she wants nothing more to do with the woman. But "Linda" won't give up. She contacts her sister's handsome defense attorney husband Ben Bass (as Jack McLennan) and begs for a second chance...
If you're guessing an identical twin of his wife, who attempts to look attractive, arouses Mr. Bass, you're on track. We learn frumpy wife "Kate" has issues with depression, also...
The situation in "The Good Sister" eventually becomes too dumb to recommend it highly. However, it could knock your socks off if you're not expecting too much. It begins as an intriguing idea, written by Pablo F. Fenjves and directed by Philippe Gagnon. The latter works well with Walger and Bass, as we decipher their marriage unraveling. In reality, the marriage has already begun to unravel, and the co-stars are good at conveying this without obvious exposition. In capable hands, Mr. Fenjves' characters start out flawed and believable. Unfortunately, "The Good Sister" turns into a silly and predictable fantasy.
****** The Good Sister (5/10/14) Philippe Gagnon ~ Sonya Walger, Ben Bass, Ashleigh Harrington, Lyriq Bent