Sibling rivalry between brothers is a pretty common theme, certainly Cain and Abel helped get that narrative ball rolling. The conflicts between sisters who get on each other’s nerves, however, have usually been relegated to classic “women’s pictures” and Lifetime movies. Union Square
, the first film from writer/director Nancy Savoca in almost ten years, tackles the theme head on.
Mira Sorvino stars as Lucy, the hard-drinking, party-girl sister of Jenny (Tammy Blanchard). They haven’t seen each other in a few years because Jenny moved out of their Bronx home and is currently living in Manhattan with her fiancé, the handsome Bill (Mike Doyle), who makes ...