There are no blasting features of Meaning in “Little Sister.” It’s a calm and delicate film, enthusiastic however not manipulatively nostalgic, tragic but rather not skeptical, Marilyn Manson witticism and Goth-text style section markers regardless.
The film’s title has a two sided connotation. Colleen Lunsford (Addison Timlin) is the “little sister” to a more seasoned sibling, furthermore a novitiate holding up to take her last promises to wind up a religious woman. Living in a religious circle in Brooklyn, she is dedicated to her confidence, and to the “acts of kindness” part of it, soup kitchens, helping the elderly. She is a timid young lady, wearing cardigans and denim skirts, so peaceful that she scarcely enlists as a nearness.