Sisters - 2 Stars
In an age where war and terrorism are so prevalent this thoughtless comedy comes as light relief to dark times.
Sisters is about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need.
A 2hr movie where at least 1.5 hours is a party scene for 40 year olds (trying to be young again) does not require much thoughtful consideration when it comes to criticism. There are certainly many funny moments and I found myself laughing at many of the stupid and inane jokes.
The performances weren’t very strong – Poehler outshines Fey, who seems to be playing herself. Poehler’s bright, bubbly character is reminiscent of her Parks and Recreation lead, but that can happen when one plays the same role for 7 years.
This is nothing remotely intelligent about Sisters. It is merely an opportunity for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to work together again – this combination has proved wonderful on SNL and in many previous movies. However, this film lacks the wit and class that their previous outings have had.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Universal Entertainment