Sisters (2015)

Sisters (2015)

2015 | R | 118 Minutes

Comedy

Two disconnected sisters are summoned to clean out their childhood bedrooms before their parents sell their family home.

Overall Rating

6 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • Sisters feels more like an over-extended SNL skit. Fey and Poehler are back. The dream duo of modern comedy that essentially reinvigorated 'Saturday Night Live', and with other female-centric comedies gaining great success ('Bridesmaids' in particular), this certainly needed to make an impression. Fortunately, it is one of about seven modern comedies that actually makes me chuckle on multiple occasions. Unfortunately however, it's just a two hour house party with minimal sisterly substance. Two sisters find out that their parents are selling their childhood home. Enraged by this revelation, they choose to throw one last wild house party with no regrets. The themes of nostalgia and growing up are buried beneath a script that is comprised of outlandish scenarios from an uncontrollable house party, and that is the film's biggest flaw. Substituting warmth and endearment for its characters with crude behaviour. Yet, despite the formulaic repercussions these sisters find themselves in, it is just so damn fun to watch. Fey and Poehler have such electric chemistry that the improvisation and jokes naturally bounce off of each other. Their energetic performances are infectious and will certainly put a smile on anyone's face. Sure the plot is just a bunch of random skits with SNL cast members, but the well executed editing makes for a cohesive (if forgettable) story. Whether it be Rudolph as a 'Game of Thrones' fan who flaunts her success or Cena as a tank of a drug dealer, there are plenty of memorable characters and scenes. For example, the pronunciation of Hae Won never fails to crack me up. A simple harmless joke that snorts a line of cocaine and cranks it up to maximum volume. "Hey, One!" "No, it's Hae...Won". Sweet ballerina music boxes, I live for those jokes! As always some of the one liners land, others miss completely. And at nearly two hours long, the house party does outstay its welcome and reminds you that the theme of growing up has been diminished. However, the superb lead performances and humour prevents this from just being a bunch of formulaic shenanigans involving alcohol, drugs and sex.