Opening up in the same weekend as Star Wars – Amy Poehler and Tina Fey had their work cut out for them, but in my eyes they can do no wrong and Sisters is a hilarious feel good movie packed full of great one liners, physical comedy and has a very talented cast of some of the best comedians on tv and film.
I am currently reading Amy Poehler’s autobiography Yes Please so this movie was a great tie in for me. As you can tell I am a consistent fan of the pair of them so my review is coming from that angle, but the movie also has such other great comedy minds as Maya Rudolph ( Bridesmaids, SNL, Grown ups etc ), Ike Barinholtz ( The Mindy Project, MadTv , Neighbors ) as well as other actors and wrestlers ( Yes I said wrestlers ) as John Cena, Dianne Weist and John Leguizamo, so hopefully it has someone for everyone.
The premise of the movie is that two sisters throw one last house party in their parents, soon to be sold, house to remember the good old times. Inviting all of their childhood friends and party goers the two sisters swap roles of wild child and ‘party mom’ to have a final blowout that everyone will remember.
The narrative is quite straightforward and could be likend to that of the movie Step Brothers and has that bridesmaids and SNL flair to it.
For me it was good to see Barinholtz in more of a charming guy next door type but also the male lead, where in the Mindy Project for instance, he is more of the loveable but goofy best friend. Although West and James Brolin as the parents don’t get as much screen time they provide comedy as a couple recently having a new sexual awakening and rejuvenation of life. Cena was a surprise for me, he was actually funny. I know that sounds really patronising but I am glad he was able to deliver and was a good assist to the film
As much as I love them both the movie wasn’t quite as funny throughout as I was hoping it to be but that being said was still a really enjoyable watch.
I look forward to catching the movie again when it’s out for DVD/itunes realise.
A solid 3 movie punches from the Body.
You can see the trailer here: