“Sisters” Gets A 61% Fresh Rating On Rotten Tomatoes
Comediennes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler come together to create a laugh riot in “Sisters.” The movie hit the theatres this weekend and already has a 61% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With a sterling supportive cast and a strong dose of over the top ribaldry, this coming of age comedy makes you realize that the farce is strong with this one.
“Sisters” tells the story of two sisters who have recently been made aware of the fact that their parents are looking to put their childhood home on the market. The girls are further distressed to know that they have to clean up their childhood room before the deal goes through. In a strange about face, the girls decide to throw a party for all their friends from their teenage years who are now in their forties and clearly not in their prime. The friends who show up are all struggling with issues reminiscent of mid life crisis and such and the story takes a turn for the funny soon enough.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler shine with their strange sisterly chemistry. Their supporting cast includes comedians who have already proved their mettle in the Saturday Night Live skits. Those attending the party include SNL alumni like Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Moynihan,Rachel Dratch, Chris Parnell, and John Leguizamo in a very small but interesting role. John Cena also shows up to demonstrate his acting prowess.
Nola reports that the movie is heavy on adult content; actors frequently crack jokes that are slightly off-color. Time says that the movie delivers on “its promise of outright silliness.” Time says that Fey and Poehler have so much chemistry together that they seem closer than sisters.
All in all, the movie shines as a slightly silly comedy. The film also deals with issues of growing up and handling mid-life crisis, but doesn’t get too heavy handed with the theme. Is it as good as iconic funny girl comedy, “Bridesmaids?” Well you be the judge of that. Our verdict, the movie is not a bad way to spend time.
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