Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sisters - #SistersMovie Review

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Fey & Poehler reunite in Sisters as finally …SISTERS! These mismatched siblings turn things up in their childhood home after discovering that their retired parents have sold the house. No better way to say goodbye to the past than throwing one last epic party. Join the fun by watching Amy and Tina in #SistersMovie! Available now on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.  
My Review:
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are quite the comedic duo.  They've appeared together in past movies, and most recently paired up for Sisters playing the roles of, well, sisters.  Kate (played by Fey) and Maura (played by Poehler) live on opposite sides of the sibling spectrum.  Kate is a single mother to a teenage girl who has a lot of disdain for her.  Kate is a free spirit who can't keep a job down.  Maura, who is two years divorced, has her life together for the most part.  She has a respectable job and is mostly responsible. 

When Kate and Maura's parents inform them that they are going to sell the childhood home, the two sisters are none too happy.  Although they no longer live in the home themselves, they don't like the idea that they can no longer go back to the place they cherish.  Because their parents are busy living like free spirits, it's up to the sisters to clean out belongings from the home. 

After going down memory lane, Kate and Maura decide to throw one last epic party.  They invite neighbors, acquaintances, and whoever else they come across on Facebook.  It's during the party that chaos ensues, sister rivalry breaks out, and love is sparked.

The first half of the movie was a little slow to get going.  It mostly revolved around Maura and Kate reminiscing and talking of their childhood days.  The plot really gets rolling around the second half.  And it's during that time when most of the comedy breaks out.  There were some laugh-out-loud scenes.  I found Maura (again, played by Poehler) to be more natural and fluid with her wittiness and snarky remarks.  My favorite though, I have to admit, was the drug dealer played by John Cena.  He was funny without effort.  And, it doesn't hurt that he's easy on the eyes!

The unrated version of Sisters involves drugs, sexual innuendos, crude humor, and cursing.  In other words, it's not a movie for the young'uns.  For the most part, I was entertained by the movie and would recommend it for a carefree night of laughs and living in the past.

Have you or will you be watching Sisters? 
Who do you choose - Tina Fey or Amy Poehler?


Adaptable Kay said...

I actually have not seen this movie yet but I've wanted to see it every since I initially saw the trailer! It sounds like a great movie, especially with those two starring in it :D