Film Review: Sisters (2015)

A still from Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, written by Paula Pell. Image found here.

REVIEW:

In Sisters, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey play Maura and Kate Ellis, sisters who are in very different places in life and who receive the news from their parents about their childhood home being sold. As a last act of rebellion, they decide to throw one last party. Following her divorce, Maura wants to throw off her responsibilities for one night and have fun, and, unwilling to own up to her own irresponsibility, Kate reluctantly agrees to be the “party mom.” After a disappointing start, the party quickly turns into chaos. Then Mom and Dad come home.

It’s an adult takeover of a classic teen movie plot, down to the crazy party and teenage bedroom hookups and budding romance. It’s an overdone plot, really, but this is such a refreshingly hilarious look at it, if you don’t try to take it seriously.

Even better, the film doesn’t take itself too seriously,. There are several references to the “high school feelings” and getting older throughout the film. Fey and Poehler’s quick-witted banter doesn’t hurt either.

Really, it’s just an adult coming-of-age story…or like an epic mid-life crisis film.

Overall, it’s a fun, adult comedy for those who want a taste of the old teenage party scene.

Sisters received a 60% on Rotten Tomatoes (see here).

For a trailer of the movie, click here.

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