Sisters (2015) – 3.5/5

Unexpectedly witty and undoubtedly entertaining, Sisters is proof of Amy Poehler’s and  Tina Fey’s extraordinary chemistry. The long awaited comedy and collaboration of this dynamic duo did not disappoint, if anything it surpassed my expectations.

Directed by Jason Moore, Sisters is the story of two sisters who find out their parents are selling their childhood home, and decide to have one last big party where they grew up. While this is the basic idea, the movie entails a few other complications that give more meaning to the story, for which I am tremendously grateful. However, while the story is somewhat better than most comedies out there, the movie is not great.

The jokes are enough to enjoy the movie and wake you up from the usual ridiculous story lines comedies have, but sadly, there is a strange need to resort to cliche female comedian jokes such as dick jokes and women sex jokes. Not to mention, the jokes can get repetitive and tiresome in a two hour long movie. It might be a movie to watch a second time… after more than enough time has passed after watching it once.

While the laughs were genuine and the plot was somewhat refreshing with an unexpected ending, the comedy was rather cliche for Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Like most comedies out there, Sisters was nothing more than just good. And I don’t mean good, good; I mean comedy good.

Learn more about the movie here: Rotten Tomatoes


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