Release year: 2015
Director: Jason Moore
Screenwriter: Paula Pell
Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, James Brolin, Dianne West, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz, John Leguizamo
When odd sisters, self-sacrificing Maura (Amy Poehler) and irresponsible Kate (Tina Fey), hear their parents are selling their childhood home, they decide to throw one last party like the one the held in their youth. Determined to let newly divorced Maura have fun, Kate insists on taking her usual role as the sober person keeping an eye on things. But can Kate take responsibility for the first time in her life?
Collaborating once again after the 2008 comedy Baby Mama, Fey (Date Night, 2010) and Poehler (Blades of Glory, 2007) blasts through Sisters like a whirlwind of humour. The movie is pretty much mediocre, relying heavily on its female leads and with good reason. Because Fey and Poehler are damn fine comedians and lifts the story up to a level of entertainment that will keep your attention for the two hour running time. There are great comedians showing up in supporting roles as well, with the brilliant Rudolp (Bridesmaids, 2011) taking centerpiece as the old high school friend Brinda, disliked by Kate, while Barinholtz (Bad Neighbours, 2014) surprises as love interest to Maura. But there are also great turns from also entertaining Leguizamo (Moulin Rouge!, 2001) while veteran acting talents Brolin (The Amityville Horror, 1979) and West (Edward Scissorhand, 1990) shines as the sisters hard-tested parents. God fun and leaves you wanting more collaborations between the two actresses.
Writer Paula Pell wrote the two roles of the sisters for real-life best friends Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
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