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Published On: Fri, Dec 11th, 2015

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler know how to party in ‘Sisters’

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite in Sisters (opening December 18, 2015) just in time to compete with the opening of the latest in the Star Wars series.  Well, maybe “compete” isn’t the right word.  If you can’t get in to see Star Wars, but you are longing for movie theater popcorn with an Icee, and you don’t have any little munchkins in tow, then Sisters is a great second choice for you.  (Better?)

Sisters movie poster Amy Poehler Tina FeyFey and Poehler are the modern day, female Abbott and Costello in this film about two sisters who are facing the traumatic reality that their parents want to down-size from their childhood home into a condo.  

Unaccepting of the buyers who want to change paint colors, tear out the central fireplace, and fill in the pool, the siblings decide to throw one last epic party to relive their teenage shenanigans instead of focusing on clearing out their old bedroom.

Add to this a role flip for the two in which the responsible one decides to party all the way while trusting the wilder sister to be the “party mom” and take care of everyone and everything.  

Sprinkle in a cast of SNL alumni (Maya Rudolph, Bobby Moynihan, Kate McKinnon, John Leguizamo, Rachel Dratch) playing former high school classmates and let the party begin.  But, the sisters soon realize that their old buddies are, well, old and the party needs a few more accessories to achieve the heights they had expected.  

Needless to say, things get out of hand and things go wrong in ways you never would have expected.  Teenage rivalries, misfits, and a few more groups of unexpected guests come together to throw a party that can’t be stopped.

The film easily earned its R rating with language, adult content, and a level of raunchiness that would make Seth Rogen giggle with glee.  Fey and Poehler have taken their unique chemistry that has been seen by most in their award-show hosting gigs and taken it to a whole new level on the big screen.  Baby Mama can slide over.  Sisters have come to town and you’re in for quite a night of mischief and mayhem.

Sisters receives 3 1/2 stars out of 5 stars

Review by: Debbie Sage

 

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