SISTERS – review


I was a little worried going into the SISTERS screening mainly because it is opening up against Star Wars this weekend.  I was hoping a Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy to hit the marks and not miss it, but the trailer did not look good or funny to me.  They have the chemistry from the SNL days and the Golden Globes, and I was hoping this flick would continue the comedies they have made prior to Sisters.  

sisters4If you all remember the movie Baby Momma from 2008, this time Fey and Poehler trade places. With Poehler playing the good Sister, never doing anything wrong, not drinking at the parties.  Where Fey is the Party Sister, yes she has a Daughter in high school and actually acts more mature than her mom.  

Katie Ellis (Poehler) and her older sister Maura Ellis (Fey) have been called to Flordia by their parents Dianne Wiest and James Brolin.  Their parents have decided to sell the family home, and wants the girls to come and clean out their rooms.  Maura has a daughter Haley (Madison Davenport), who doesn’t really like her mother because she isn’t responsible, doesn’t have a job or a house.  Katie isn’t great herself, yes, she has a job, but is recently divorced.  She also try to fix everyone, but never really helps.  So what we have is two sisters that both have faults coming together and learning they can learn things from each other.  sisters1

When they arrive and start going through their rooms, we get to relive the 80’s with them.  They also decide to throw on last party at the home.  This party is going to be the party of all parties.  Katie wants to have sex at one of the parties for the first time, where Maura ends up having to be the Party Mom.  Katie has the hots for James (Ike Barinholtz) who is fixing a house up down the street.  The interaction between the two of them is hilarious.  Actually most of the flick is hilarious.  

The party is a huge SNL reunion party, at least it should be called that.  We have Maya Rudoplh, Rachel Dratch, Bobby Moynihan, and Kate McKinnon, all of them are great in the flick.  I am not going to get into what parts they play because you will enjoy seeing them revealed.  There are also some more cameos in the flick that play funny parts.  sisters3

This is a great rated R humorous flick.  Lots of women will really enjoy it, but also their husbands if you can get them to go to Sisters instead of Star Wars.  This is what I would describe as the female version of Step-brothers.  I grade Sisters a B+.  You will laugh and laugh hard throughout the flick.  

Brad Watts

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