sisters – a weekend update reunion

Sisters is a comedy film that stars; Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, John Leguizamo, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, James Brolin and Dianne Wiest. The movie is directed by Jason Moore and written by Paula Pell.
This movie is about two sister who couldn’t be more opposites of each other but have a bond that transcends their differences. They go back to their childhood home to give it one last hurrah before the house is sold.

The good; if you love Tina Fey and Amy Poehler you’ll love this movie. The on-screen chemistry between these two is infectious.

This movie is a pseudo-reunion for SNL and 30 Rock cast members. You’ll be spotting people you’re familiar with.

The story doesn’t dwell in the darkness. The two main characters each experience a low point in their character journey and it moves on. That’s what the better comedies do and this one does it well.
Both sisters are written very clearly, they were both identifiable and I found myself relating to each sister and if I didn’t I was able to understand their motivations.

The bad; the film had the misfortune of opening against Star Wars, so it probably won’t get seen.

If you don’t like Fey and/or Poehler you probably won’t like this movie.

Overall, this is a nice simple movie. The film wastes no time establishing how different the two sisters are and thrusting them into the plot. It also manages to delicately balance the comedy with the drama, a rare feat these days.

Fade out-
Eugene

 

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