Allyssa Lee
July 25, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Zus & Zo

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
106 minutes
Limited Release Date
02/07/03
performer
Anneke Blok, Monic Hendrickx, Sylvia Poorta, Jacob Derwig
director
Paula Van der Oest
genre
Romance, Comedy, Foreign Language

We gave it a C-

A self-described ”biting comedy” that barely leaves a mark. Family affairs go awry when three sisters conspire to foil their gay brother’s marriage to a woman (he’s trying to fulfill a clause in their father’s will that would allow him to inherit dear old Dad’s resort hotel in Portugal). The brother plans to sell the property and pocket the money; the trio wants the building to themselves as an escape from their unfulfilling lives. The fact that Dutch writer-director Paula van der Oest’s dull, uneven effort was Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film this year doesn’t speak well for the category; the selfish, bickering sisters do a great job rendering themselves, and the movie, forgettable. EXTRAS Zilch.

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