Sisters movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Sisters is a meaningless and effortless comedy featuring Amy Poehler and Tina Fay, and partying. There is crude humour, vulgar language and some sexual jokes, but it’s unfair to describe the film as “totally bad”.


Two reunited sisters decide to have fun by throwing one last party at their childhood house before their parents sell it.

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Movie details

Director: Jason Moore
Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, James Brolin, John Cena, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest
Writer: Paula Pell
Release Date (Australia): 7 January 2016
Runtime: 118 minutes/1h 58m
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film features crude humour, including a man implicitly getting a toy stuck in his rectum.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film features one use of “c**t” and frequent use of coarse language including the words “f**k”, “s**t”, “d**k”, “bitch” and “ass”.

Drug Use (M)

The film contains scenes verbal references to several drugs, in addition to depictions of drug use including a man snorting a white powder and people smoking joints.

Nudity (PG)

The film features depictions of crude drawings of male genitalia.

Sex (M)

The film contains crude verbal and visual sexual references and use of the word “f**k” in a sexualised context. The film also features a scene in which a couple implicitly engage in sexual activity in a public setting.

mpaa rating

R (for crude sexual content and language throughout, and for drug use)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Sisters has fun collaborating with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey through partying entertainment, but the film obviously doesn’t do anything new and we’ve seen it all before. It’s clear from the start that screenwriter Paula Pell didn’t have any goals but to achieve just writing a basic comedy with disastrous partying as the main theme. She didn’t put a large amount of effort into the script or story, and just made predictable but chucklesome entertainment.

You can easily describe the film’s premise with one sentence: Two quirky sisters find out that their parents are deciding to sell their original childhood house and when they’re asked to clean out and pack their rooms, the two sisters go and set up and throw a party there. It starts off with total randomness, but does shortly descent into it’s concept with some occasionally smart jokes along the way.

The only reason it’s flawed or unlikeable in any way is just because of its simple format. There’s messages and laughs, but there’s no really serious or unique sub-elements, plus the entire thing is foreseeable and extremely immature. Stars Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are the ingredients that make the film as fun as it can be, but they definitely deserve better roles than what they had in Sisters.

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