Title: Sisters Director: Jason Moore Year: 2015 Run time: 1hr 58m
“Tina Fey (TV’s Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock) and Amy Poehler (TV’s Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation) reunite in the hysterical Unrated version of Sisters, the story of two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need.”
2:58 – “Are you selling it to each other?” 3:46 – Sneezing ruining the fake freeze is a lot of fun. 5:52 – “I am not a hot head, I am brassy!” 7:47 – I really think people shouldn’t mess with their eyebrows. 9:58 – Lyrics is hard. 14:56 – Grown up tantrum! 18:33 – “I don’t clean up after myself anymore, I’m an adult.” SO ME! 21:58 – Keeping a diary is the best. 26:25 – I think I genuinely would pull out of the house sale if they were there. 27:27 – “That monster and her minions…” 40:34 – The terrible flirting, oh god. 44:40 – “That would bring me joy,” with a screwed up face. Believable. 47:08 – I really want to do that, reference Jurassic Park when walking in a room. 57:22 – Heart cramps! Adorable. 1:04:38 – I wish I had a dance I could do at parties like that. 1:07:11 – “I’m sure I do.” Great answer. 1:18:48 – Argh, blue people from the swimming pool. 1:27:11 – Aw, I liked her inventive sensibleness. 1:32:49 – “Beethoven. What a genius.” 1:40:16 – Honesty about parenting is my favourite. 1:48:45 – “I was going to send it to you but I didn’t have any stamps because they don’t make them anymore.”
Just like The Boss before it, I really wasn’t anticipating particular greatness from this film, although I love Amy and Tina enormously. I was so wrong. AGAIN. I should not be allowed to judge comedies from their trailers. It was brilliant, so funny and with some fabulous references.
It was, perhaps, a bit too crude in places, but the other stuff made up for that - the god awful cringeworthy flirting, the who-gives-a attitudes, the way bits of it were like Final Destination so you had to guess what was going to go wrong next, and ultimately, the way the family disintegrated and then came back together again.
It wasn’t perfect, but it was encouraging to have two female leads, bossing the situation, and getting their lives together. Yay for Sisters!