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Sisters

Sisters

Big sisters don't always know best.Dec. 18, 2015 USA118 Min.R
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Two disconnected sisters are summoned to clean out their childhood bedrooms before their parents sell their family home.

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Original titleSisters
IMDb Rating6.0 50,304 votes
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  • www.ramascreen.comDecember 16, 2015Reply

    Hilarious, heartfelt, and downright dysfunctional!

    SISTERS is the funniest movie of the year. It’s hilarious, heartfelt,
    and downright dysfunctional. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are the queens of
    comedy. If the world comes to an end tomorrow and the only film that
    survives is SISTERS, I’d be OK with that.

    Scripted by Paula Pell and directed by Jason Moore, Tina Fey and Amy
    Poehler play two sisters, Tina’s character being the confident one, a
    single mom who can’t hold a job but is highly skilled when it comes to
    having fun, and Amy’s character is the responsible one who plays it
    safe and doubts herself. When they find out that their parents are
    selling their family home, they decide to throw one last house party.

    The comedy in SISTERS is no holds barred, irreverent, and unapologetic,
    how Tina Fey behaves will shock audiences mainly because we’re so used
    to seeing her play 30 ROCK’s Liz Lemmon all those years, someone who’s
    trying to hold it together for the rest of her team, but in SISTERS,
    Tina lets it loose and runs wild, it’s the side of Tina’s that I don’t
    mind watching again and again, sexy and brash. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey
    are like two sides of the same coin, you’ve seen them work together all
    those years, either on SNL or hosting awards, so it was just a matter
    of time for them to finally give us a movie about them playing sisters,
    it’s meant to be. Everything they had done previously have led them to
    this one defining moment.

    The party in this film is insane! It’s like ”Project X” but for the
    middle-age. One situation leads to another that leads to another, a
    chain reaction that parallels how the sisters’ relationship progresses
    over the course of that one crazy night. I love how open and unashamed
    Tina and Amy are about their sex appeal. They own it, they embrace it,
    they’re proud of it. The jokes are consistent, and they’re on target
    every single time. When you have a hilarious script and a hilarious
    group of talented comics, it’s the perfect combination. And there’s so
    much SNL connection as well, from the screenwriter to the co-stars,
    especially Bobby Moynihan who steals every scene he’s in, just like how
    Will Ferrell was in both ”Old School,” and ”Wedding Crashers.” And at
    the heart of it all there’s this story of not wanting to move on out of
    fear because we all know adulthood can be a pain in the butt, there are
    certain moments in our lives that we wish would never end or we wish we
    could just stay there forever because if we have to go back to our
    reality, we won’t know how to face them. SISTERS tackles these dilemmas
    of adulthood in its own way, so you’ll end up laughing out loud in
    theaters and at the same time coming to a realization, whether to live
    for our own selves or live for the ones we love. You won’t be able to
    get enough of SISTERS.

  • keithlovesmoviesDecember 17, 2015Reply

    Sisters Review

    When their parents Buck and Deana Ellis (James Brolin and Diane Wiest)
    place the family home on the market, siblings Maura (Amy Poehler) and
    Kate (Tina Fey) learn that they have one weekend to clean out the junk
    from their old bedroom. Unhappy with the news, the recently divorced
    Maura and her hotheaded sister Kate make plans to throw one final bash
    to recapture their glory days with their former classmates. As the
    raging party begins to spiral out of control, the girls soon realize
    that there may not be a house left to sell once the dust settles.

    This film definitely had a lot of promise considering the stars at the
    helm, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. They’ve had a lot comedic success
    individually and this the second time they’ve done a movie together
    (the first being a film called Baby Mama which I haven’t seen). The
    story for this one is a little predictable considering the film’s title
    but the film is about two sisters Maura and Kate (Poehler and Fey) who
    must come to terms with where they are in their lives during a weekend
    where they must clear their childhood bedroom so her parents can sell
    their house. They decide to throw a party in order to try to reclaim
    their glory days. So the underlying story is something you’ve probably
    seen before many times but you easily forget that here. The reason for
    that is the chemistry between Poehler and Fey. Poehler and Fey who are
    friends in real life (as far as I can see) and it shows here as it
    looks like they’re having fun here. They get to play characters that
    were not used to seeing (I would have initially guessed the opposite).
    It was initially weird to see them in those positions but I got used to
    it. Poehler here is the ”straight man” Maura to Fey’s more crazy sister
    Kate but to try to subvert the initial predictability, it does not
    quite stay that way which was also predictable but I still liked. The
    whole family stuff, wasn’t as great and came off as a little cliché but
    Brolin and Weist at least made it bearable. This film is, after all, a
    comedy and it did have its moments. The film had some jokes, most of
    them worked and some of them did not work. The jokes that I found did
    not work as much were when the film tried to be raunchy and crude.
    These jokes followed along these lines and I did not find them as funny
    because it just seemed weird to me coming from Poehler and Fey. The
    party scenes near the end are all about regaining past glory and
    featured mostly middle-aged people being crazy which worked for the
    most part except for an overused gag of a character named Alex (Bobby
    Moynihan). The film also tried to introduce a love interest to
    Poehler’s Maura in the form of a man named James (Ike Barinholtz) which
    I guess gave Maura something to do but these scenes did not work for me
    since I didn’t think they had any chemistry. I also enjoyed the
    addition of SNL cast members woven into the plot in supporting roles
    such as: Maya Rudolph, Moynihan, Rachel Dratch, Kate McKinnon, and
    Chris Parnell who each added to the film. Overall, this was a good
    comedy which was elevated by the actors involved.

    Score: 7.5/10 keithlovesmovies.com

  • John_Andrew_ChristieDecember 18, 2015Reply

    A very funny comedy with some genuine moments

    I loved this film. It’s about two sisters. One has a child played by
    tina fey and has a problem of keeping a job and the other sister is
    played by Amy Poehler the responsible sister whoes life is in a rut and
    bored if her job and just recently divorced. They find out that their
    childhood has been sold by their parents and decide to throw one last
    house party.

    From their raunchy hilarity ensues. I loved the comedic moments that
    happen at the house party. Both leads tina and Amy are very good
    together and are the reason this film is worth a look. But what took me
    by surprise are some of the genuine moments as well.

    I really liked it and found myself laugh out loud many times. So I call
    this a female version of old school.

    A must see.

  • Danny BlankenshipDecember 18, 2015Reply

    Funny heartfelt comedy that’s sexy and crude and it brings back past memories before a new future.

    ”Sisters” is one feel good laugh out loud comedy that any film fan
    should enjoy as the dynamic tag team duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
    rock! As with anything that these fine ladies are in I try to watch not
    only do they bring laughs they also are some sexy eye candy to look at!
    The plot centers around two grown sisters first enter Maura Ellis(Amy
    Poehler)a working nurse and Kate Ellis(Tina Fey)a single mom who really
    needs a job. Well the two decide to reunite at their parents(played by
    veterans James Brolin and Dianne Wiest) home in Orlando, Florida where
    the two grew up. Only wait game plan on pause the folks have decided to
    move and sell it! Now the home that has all the collections and stuff
    of the sisters must go! So now Maura and Kate decide to throw a going
    away party just before their parents sell the home. And along the way
    as the two invite old friends and classmates and play music of old
    times this brings back memories of their years growing up! And it’s one
    wild feel good party that rocks! And these two ladies both Kate and
    Maura are sexy colored bra wearing ladies the scenes of Maura in a sexy
    purple bra and Kate wearing a pink one just rocked!(remember I said
    that both Tina and Amy bring out eye candy!) Thru it all this feel good
    time brings past memories all while building a foundation and better
    path to a new future with friends family and a new place! ”Sisters” is
    one sexy comedy that rocks with outrageous fun and joy!

  • Dave McClain ([email protected])December 18, 2015Reply

    ”Sisters” is very crude, but very funny, relatively speaking.

    When is a Saturday Night Live movie not a Saturday Night Live movie?
    When the movie in question is ”Sisters” (R, 1:58). After producing a
    string of low-rated 1990s movies (e.g. ”Superstar”, ”Stuart Saves His
    Family”, ”Coneheads”, etc.) based on SNL characters, SNL producer
    extraordinaire Lorne Michaels… has nothing to do with ”Sisters”. But
    the SNL-pedigree is nevertheless strong with this one. The film’s
    writer is long-time SNL writer Paula Pell, who wrote it especially for
    the two female leads. The cast includes current and former SNL cast
    members Kate McKinnon, Bobby Moynihan, Maya Rudolph and Rachel Dratch.
    The stars of ”Sisters” are Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who starred in and
    won Emmys for their work on SNL where, among other things, they hosted
    ”Weekend Update” together, the first female duo to do so. After SNL,
    they each went on to star in (and help write and direct) long-running
    NBC sitcoms ”30 Rock” and ”Parks and Recreation”, respectively. They
    also starred together in the 2008 film ”Baby Mama” and thrice co-hosted
    the Golden Globe Awards – to practically universal acclaim. They seem
    as close as sisters, they might as well be sisters and finally, in
    2015, they get to play sisters on film.

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler play the Ellis sisters. Katie (Fey) is the
    older and less responsible of the two. She is a sometime hair dresser
    and manicurist who can’t seem to keep a job, or the respect of her
    teenage daughter, Hayley (Madison Davenport). Maura (Poehler) is a
    divorced nurse who seems to want to help ”fix” everyone she meets…
    family members, friends, a guy who she thinks is homeless, etc., etc.
    The sisters love each other and share a lot of cherished memories of
    growing up together in their Florida childhood home. Maura, however,
    wishes Katie would act more maturely and Katie wishes Maura would quit
    worrying about what everyone else needs, loosen up and enjoy life a
    little more.

    Several simmering family conflicts come to a head when the women’s
    parents (James Brolin and Dianne Wiest) announce that they’re selling
    the family home. They say that they need the sisters to come back to
    Orlando and clean out their large shared bedroom. Upon arriving at the
    house, the sisters discover that their parents have already moved out
    and the house already has buyers (Santino Fontana and Britt Lower) whom
    they meet when the obnoxious yuppie couple stops by the house to look
    at areas where they plan to make changes as the new home owners. The
    sisters get rid of the couple (temporarily) and then turn their
    attention to all that stuff in their bedroom. Left to their own
    devices, the two women do what most of us would – a lot more
    remembering and reminiscing than cleaning and packing.

    Out of that shared sisterly time comes an idea – one last big party –
    of course, to have fun, but also so Maura can have the chance to cut
    loose like she never did when the two of them were in high school. They
    invite the sexy young handyman down the street (Ike Barinholtz), a
    local manicurist (Greta Lee), who may or may not be the victim of
    oppression at the nail salon, and, of course, many of their old high
    school classmates, including Rachel Dratch, Bobby Moynihan and John
    Leguizamo. The one old acquaintance whom they agree to avoid inviting
    is Katie’s high school nemesis, Brinda (Maya Rudolph), who makes them
    pay for the slight. The party is well-planned, but beset with the
    problem that everyone has gotten ”old” (early 40s)… and kind of boring.
    An impassioned speech by Katie, some unexpected guests and a visit by
    the local drug dealer (John Cena) help the party get going (read: get
    out of control).

    ”Sisters” is as raunchy as you’d expect an R-rated party comedy to be –
    and as funny as you’d expect a Tina Fey / Amy Poehler comedy to be. The
    chemistry between these two comedic geniuses has been there for many
    years, but it’s surprising how well it works, considering that Fey is
    playing against type as a foul-mouthed, hedonistic party animal. For
    many Movie Fans, it’s shocking and very funny to see a couple women
    talk and act as crudely as men do in the movies, and ”Sisters” hits
    those notes as often as the similarly-themed ”Bridesmaids” (and is a
    little better than ”Baby Mama”). But this film isn’t just about shock
    value. The jokes, situations and sight gags are well-written,
    well-directed (by Jason Moore) and well-acted – and are often
    laugh-out-loud funny.

    Unfortunately, the quality of the comedy in ”Sisters” is relative. Some
    of the humor is a little overplayed and some of the situations stretch
    the limits of credibility, while other plot points are a bit too tidy.
    Still, middle-aged Movie Goers will enjoy living vicariously through
    the liberated partyers on screen. Fans who like Fey and Poehler and
    would like to see them make us laugh without the constraints of a TV
    network’s Standards and Practices department, are likely to have a very
    good time with this comedy romp. ”B+”

  • SillyGayBoyDecember 18, 2015Reply

    Lots of fun

    It starts a little slow. I was skeptical at first. Some of the slower
    or more plot point stuff happens at the beginning and the wheels of the
    movie just are not turning very fast yet. Some stuff needs to be
    established with the parents, the sisters, the daughter, some stuff was
    sort of hard to care about right away.

    It is important never to judge a movie until we are done watching it
    and that is especially the case here. A while in I started to love it
    and loved it till the rest of the movie. The movie is very funny, full
    of surprises, sweet, and even has good life messages in it. I enjoyed
    the jokes in this movie, laughed quite a few times. Maybe just one
    character I found annoying but he had social problems and they admit as
    much.

  • Neil WelchDecember 18, 2015Reply

    Some laugh-out-loud stuff here

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  • steve beard ([email protected])December 18, 2015Reply

    Hits & Misses

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  • joey-ziemniakDecember 18, 2015Reply

    In a great year for female-driven comedies, ‘Sisters’ stands out with its hilarious party hijinks and surprisingly deep characterization.

    Sisters is outrageously funny, so it passes with flying colors as a
    raunchy comedy. But it’s deeper than you might expect on a character
    level. Everyone’s favorite duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are instantly
    believable as sisters Kate and Maura, and in addition to their witty
    banter and excellent chemistry, they’re also well-developed female
    characters. This deep characterization elevates Sisters above
    traditional comedic fare, and the result is a funny and touching
    year-ender in a great year for comedy.

    When Kate and Maura reunite as a result of their parents’ desire to put
    their childhood home on the market, it sets the stage for zany hijinks
    to come. The premise of the film can be written in less than one line,
    but the party material here is very funny. It all works thematically as
    well, as the retirement of a family home works at bringing everyone
    together. Kate and Maura clean out their rooms in a brilliant scene
    that gets at the bond between sisters, and it also highlights the
    differences between the two girls.

    Kate, stuck in a rut and no more mature than her daughter, had the
    reputation as the party animal back in the day. Maura, on the other
    hand, was party mom and now wants to ”let her freak flag fly.” It works
    because not only is it the opposite of what we might expect of Fey and
    Poehler, it allows the pair to bring out the best in each other. I’m
    reminded of another buddy comedy, 21 Jump Street, in which the
    conventional archetypes are nothing new, but the shades of the
    characters bring the real depth. Consistent characterization through
    and through allows the pair to step out of their comfort zone to great
    results.

    When Sisters is funny, it soars. Not every joke lands, but there’s a
    consistent stretch in the middle sixty minutes that you’ll never want
    to end. The film gets at adulthood in hard-hitting but also hilarious
    ways, such as the beginning of the party when the guests sit around and
    discuss colonoscopies and their children. When the film goes full
    Project X, it also works, as the supporting characters bring the party
    that surrounds Kate and Maura. Bobby Moynihan is a highlight as the
    class clown Alex, whose groan worthy puns become something more when he
    snorts cocaine and hooks up with Kate’s pedicurist (yes, that was a
    real sentence I just wrote). Maura’s new crush James (Ike Barinholtz),
    also brings the laughs. Barinholtz hasn’t had a proper role like this
    since The Mindy Project, and he brings out Maura’s dirty side to
    hilarious results.

    Poehler and Fey are as reliable as ever, and their commitment to these
    characters reminds us why we fell in love with them in their days on
    SNL and their respective NBC comedies. The role reversals are well done
    and no one sister dominates the limelight. The two are a pair through
    and through, and are believable as sisters but also as best friends.
    While no one here is going to win an acting award anytime soon for
    Sisters, they sell the familial bond and subsequently nail the
    emotional scenes. I could see this one being an underrated favorite in
    years to come (akin to Baby Mama). Director Jason Moore and
    screenwriter Paula Pell have made another great addition to the party
    genre, but also a female-driven comedy that never forgets to flesh out
    its characters.

  • subxerogravityDecember 19, 2015Reply

    Expect nothing but hilarious from The Tiny Fey/Amy Poehler combo

    Fey and Poehler play sisters, one who never grew up, one who never gave
    herself much of a childhood, and when their parents sell their
    childhood home, they have one last hooray with the best party ever.

    It’s the most classic of house party plots. When the parents are away
    the kids will play, and all hell breaks loose. The biggest difference
    and what makes this film unique from the others is that the kids who
    toss this party are forty-something.

    Which takes nothing away from the high jinks, only adds a strange depth
    to it. It’s funny as hell from beginning to end. Fey and Poehler can
    through a fun party, and they invite a lot of their old Saturday Night
    live cast to it, who only make the party better.

    I had no doubt that Sisters was going to make me laugh out loud and it
    does not disappoint.

  • Steve PulaskiDecember 20, 2015Reply

    A commendable and laidback comedy affair that tackles more than most non-Apatow comedies can in the modern day

    Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are special kinds of actresses, mainly because
    they can elevate the cheapest and shallowest formula (their feature
    film ”Baby Mama,” most ”Saturday Night Live” skits, and even this film,
    to some degree) and make it feel lively and fresh simply by way of
    their aura. Their ability to inspire and incite carefree, feel-good
    laughs is incandescent, and the two even find ways to be competitive
    entertainers in a day and age where vulgarity is the common route to
    get noticed, especially for female comedians. While their latest film
    ”Sisters” is R-rated for a reason, it’s admittedly a softer R-rating
    than, say, ”Trainwreck” or ”Bridesmaids.” It’s a film that innocuously
    compliments a girls’ night out, and will even impress most male
    audiences, if they can look past their subscription to the idea that
    ”women can’t be as funny as men.”

    In ”Sisters,” Poehler and Fey play Kate and Maura Ellis; Kate has been
    carefree and fun-loving every day of her life, it seems, despite having
    a teenage daughter (Madison Davenport) and inconsistent housing
    arrangements, while Maura has always been the mediator for all of
    Kate’s troublesome antics and has been playing everything even safer
    following her divorce. The two are in need of some kind of bonding,
    since Kate spends most of her days jumping around different jobs while
    her daughter goes away on long-trips, and Maura’s best friends are her
    parents (James Brolin and Dianne West).

    The opportunity comes knocking when their parents reveal they are
    selling their childhood home in order to live smaller, and request that
    both sisters go to the house to clean out their bedroom. In the mix of
    cleaning it out, Kate and Maura read their diaries, and while Kate’s
    includes graphics of penis sizes and her collegiate debauchery, Maura’s
    contains information about band concerts and being the designated
    driver at social gatherings. To combat Maura’s lack of excitement, the
    two decide to throw a party at their house and round up all of their
    old friends for another throwback bash, known as ”Ellis Island.”
    Predictably, the party gets out of control and is only further burdened
    by an unexcited, older crowd of their former classmates and Kate’s
    enemy Brinda (Maya Rudolph), whose contempt for Kate has her attempting
    to stop the party at every turn.

    While ”Sisters” does a nice job of retaining the focus on the
    shenanigans of Amy and Tina throughout the film, it also doesn’t
    hesitate to profile the other souls at this party, particularly Alex,
    played by ”Saturday Night Live” star Bobby Moynihan. Here’s one of the
    brightest and most refreshing screen personalities I’ve seen in a
    while, especially for a secondary character. Moynihan plays a character
    who Kate effectively calls ”exhausting;” he’s that pudgy kid from high
    school who was an inherent outcast and always tried to be a comedian in
    front of a plethora of people that (a) didn’t care about what he had to
    say and (b) laughed only because they felt bad for him. Alex’s humor
    and brazen comedic efforts in the film, everything from snorting Stevia
    in efforts to pretend to be Tony Montana and repeatedly running around
    on a sugar high throughout the party, reflects discernible loneliness
    and a desire to be accepted a face value. But, make no mistake, for
    Moynihan is a laugh riot in this film, almost channeling Chris
    Farley-level energy and aura with every setup he’s granted. Writing,
    deadpan monologues, and deep insights aren’t his thing; he seems to
    prefer the route of being gifted a vague character and running away
    with him, which is exactly what he does in ”Sisters” to tremendous
    effect.

    Other secondary performances from the likes of Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz
    playing James, Maura’s love interest, and John Leguizamo as the
    neighborhood sleaze work because they are understated roles played by
    actors with the gift of comedic timing. The only supporting performance
    that doesn’t work, as expected, is that of John Cena’s, playing a
    muscular drug-dealer that basically stands and broods until approached.
    Cena is getting to be a really cheap use of a supporting role in
    comedies, especially after his tragically unfunny role in ”Trainwreck.”
    It’s not that Cena’s a bad actor, but he’s never given anything that
    shows him off more as a hulking meathead with a low-IQ and a high
    tolerance for pain. His presence, and his role here, are complete
    wastes of time.

    With that, however, ”Sisters,” as a film, bears a very natural aura,
    much like Amy and Tina. It’s exuberant without being too overwhelming,
    funny without trying too hard or succumbing to tasteless, vulgar
    territory, and frequently funny in a way that never feels like
    screenwriter Paula Pell, a sketch writer for ”Saturday Night Live,” is
    trying to get too many one-liners out at once. The only time Pell
    sacrifices her laidback, effervescent comedic charm with her writing is
    when she becomes too obsessed with jokes that run on for too long like
    a bad ”Family Guy” sketch (consider the scene where Maura is trying to
    properly pronounce her Korean manicurist’s name ”Hae-Won,” or when
    Maura tries to flirt with James but gets stuck on the phrase ”the butt
    of the joke” and takes it too literally). These kinds of things, when
    amplified, take away from what ”Sisters” does so well, which is exist
    as a piece of light but consistently amiable comedy.

    The moral of ”Sisters” as a film is quite simple: while Amy and Tina
    pack quite a wallop and deliver their brand of humor in an assertive
    and exceptional manner, a strong supporting cast of Bobby Moynihan and
    Maya Rudolph also manage to steal the scene and work largely off of
    Paula Pell’s freeing and nonchalant script. If there’s a comedy event
    of the season that should be accepted on the surface and packs much
    more quality material than most non-Apatow comedies can at an excess of
    one-hundred minutes, it’s undoubtedly ”Sisters.”

  • alex wolfmanDecember 20, 2015Reply

    Sisters is a lost cause ultimately

    When watching Sisters, you really get a vibe that the leads Amy Poehler
    and Tina Fey have something really special going as a duo. They both
    have humor that is not normal for actresses. Both are willing to go the
    extra mile to be dirty. A duo that seems like they can work with a lot
    of material. Both have some really good moments in Sisters but even
    they can’t make Sisters survive.

    Katie Ellis (Fey) is a loudmouth lady who can’t seem to get anything
    right for herself and who is struggling to raise her daughter Hayley
    (Madison Davenport). Her sister Maura Ellis (Poehler) is the likely the
    better sibling of the family who supports herself better then Katie but
    still, she is not married and her life doesn’t seem to be going
    anywhere. After their childhood home is set to be put on the market,
    both sisters throw a party at their old house with a lot of nostalgia
    while family morals are learned and both find out how to better
    themselves. Sisters is part comedy with some drama elements thrown in.

    Right from the get go, it’s obvious Fey and Poehler are both meant to
    lead this film. They have the chemistry and are very likable but
    Sisters struggles to use them properly. Fey can be so unlikable at
    times but then she randomly goes through stretches where she is
    completely fine. There are some very good laughs here between them but
    they do run out and it seems the film wants way too much out of them.
    There are no supporting actors to help them. John Cena and John
    Leguizamo are here in supporting roles and are just so unfunny and
    neither produce anything to add to the story.

    The plot has it’s ideas but what comes together is an uneven mess. The
    party itself looks great and so much good effort was put into it. It’s
    a party though that’s very unrealistic at times and runs WAY too long.
    We never know where this element is meant to go and it doesn’t seem to
    fully connect to the ideas of family morals and the theme of sisters.
    The script goes every which way and needs more focus.

    Sisters is a lost cause ultimately. We just hope Poehler and Fey will
    be together more in the future and in something better. Even though it
    is more heavy, go seek out the somewhat similar like Miss You Already
    from earlier this year which is better. It should also be noted that
    with Sisters getting the same release date as Star Wars: Force Awakens,
    it’s film fate is not looking very good whatsoever.

  • Anthony IessiDecember 21, 2015Reply

    Tina and Amy are better than this.

    What went wrong? Tina and Amy were so funny together on SNL and the
    Golden Globes. You would think another movie starring the both of them
    would be another hit.

    This was just painful. Nothing happened. It’s basically a
    gender-swapped Step Brothers. It’s people, on the verge of 50, acting
    like children. In Step Brothers, it was hilarious because it showed the
    baffled reactions of everyone around the two main characters as they
    acted like buffoons. In this movie, nobody seems to react to how
    ridiculous these two are. In fact, everyone around them is equally
    immature. All these over-the-top characters kept popping up. Maya
    Rudolph plays a bitter ”mean” girl, John Leguizamo plays a STD ridden
    sex freak, and Bobby Moynihan plays the former class clown that nobody
    thought was funny. Moynihan actually, quite barely, saves this movie
    from being absolutely unbearable, because his character was basically a
    walking non-sequitur (ala Brick Tamland, Ralph Wiggum).

    It’s just an odd set of really, unfunny jokes. That’s it. Gags that
    don’t set up and lead to nowhere. The only shred of a story that exists
    is hastily established and wrapped up within the final 20 minutes of
    the movie. They just weren’t thinking while making this.

  • DarkVulcan29 ([email protected])December 22, 2015Reply

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are a perfect team

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  • Edgar Allan PoohDecember 22, 2015Reply

    Forty is ”funny” because it’s the New Sixty . . .

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  • HellmantDecember 22, 2015Reply

    Mostly worthwhile.

    ‘SISTERS’: Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler team up again, for this ‘siblings buddy
    flick’. The two plays sisters, that decide to throw one last big party;
    before their parents sell their childhood home. The film was directed
    by Jason Moore (who also directed ‘PITCH PERFECT’) and it was written
    by Paula Pell (a veteran ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ writer). The movie
    costars Ike Barinholtz, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Moynihan, John Cena, John
    Leguizamo, Greta Lee, Madison Davenport, James Brolin and Dianne Wiest.
    I think the film is funny enough, to keep most viewers entertained.

    Fey plays Kate Ellis; a self employed stylist, who’s living with her
    friend, due to financial struggles. Kate’s teenage daughter, Haley
    (Davenport), wants nothing to do with her mother; and is living
    elsewhere. Kate’s sister, Maura (Poehler), is a divorced nurse. When
    Maura is informed that her parents (Brolin and Wiest) are selling their
    house, that her and Kate grew up in, the two sisters rush home to
    Orlando, to help clean out their things (and try to talk their parents
    out of selling their old home). The sisters decide to throw one last
    big party, with all their old high school friends, instead.

    If you like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, you’ll probably enjoy this movie.
    I’m a fan of theirs’ but I’m not a huge fan (I like Fey more). The two
    can definitely be very naturalistic, in a pretty funny way; and they
    have great chemistry together. That talent really shows here. The film
    itself is a little hit-and-miss though, and it’s too long (at almost
    two hours); but there’s definitely a decent amount of laughs, to make
    it mostly worthwhile.

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  • sandie schwartzDecember 23, 2015Reply

    A fun romp

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  • izadifarDecember 24, 2015Reply

    Underwhelming

    These ladies have set the bar higher than this for themselves. Yes the
    movie was fun and funny but it was not what one would expect from these
    ladies. It was not a sophisticated comedy like one sees at SNL. Yes I
    know it was not meant to be but these ladies no longer belong to the
    world of exaggerating comedies such as trees falling on the house and
    sinkholes swallowing the pool. My 13-year-old really really enjoyed it
    and yes as a parent I was there for the advice but the question is who
    the targeted audience was supposed to be? If it was the actresses’
    generation I don’t think it was successful. It might have been
    successful for a much younger and less sophisticated audience. We saw
    it the day before Christmas at 2:50 in NYC in the heart of Time Square.
    The theater was literally empty. Maybe people had better things to do.
    I don’t know.

  • boog3December 25, 2015Reply

    Total Fun – 10 out 10 Easy!

    It is difficult to make me laugh out load. This movie did. Fey and
    Poehler are great together as usual! Can’t understand what the
    naysayers were hoping for! A lot of f-bombs but played well. Not like
    an Eddie Murphy or Chris Rock routine. James Brolin and Diane Weist
    were hilarious as the parents for the little bit they were on together.
    Didn’t realize the dealer was John Cena until the credits. I know what
    its like being the party mom, clearing everyone out. Reminded me my own
    high school days partying and then seeing how everyone has aged. That’s
    where I’m at, somewhat older than those reviewers expecting a Saturday
    Night Live retro show. I loved the show, the comedy for what it was,
    not to compare it to any other expectations. I would highly recommend
    Sisters to any one!

  • Troy PutlandDecember 26, 2015Reply

    Sisters is funny, but comes with quibbles.

    Two ingredients are needed to make a good comedy. First up it needs to
    be funny. The second is having a good enough reason to like its lead,
    like any film in any genre. Fortunately for us viewers the laughs are
    aplenty, and at least one sister in Sisters is appealing. Sisters does
    takes a while to lift off. The chuckles start to flow around the 20
    minute mark, when older sibling Kate (Fey) and Maura (Poehler) have one
    last shindig in their family home before the house is sold. Biggest
    problem for these half- fledged adults? An adult party is nothing like
    a teenage party. The gradual rise (or decline, depending on how you
    look at it) of the party’s debauchery is immensely enjoyable. Sub-plots
    add to the overall feeling of carnage. Kate has a daughter she barely
    sees and Maura tries to get back in to the dating game but is in major
    need of help. Most of the support cast fair well, which includes WWE
    superstar John Cena and Bridesmaids’ Maya Rudolph. Fey’s character can
    grate at the worst of times, whereas Poehler has enough warmth to go
    round.

  • bmennenDecember 26, 2015Reply

    Funniest movie I have seen since Animal House

    I read a few of the negative reviews and can only imagine that they
    were written by reincarnated Puritans from Salem, MA. This was Tina Fey
    and Amy Poehler at their out-and-out best! Written by a woman who was
    the former head writer at SNL, it avoids the female gross out humor of
    Bridemaids as it hits a click or two above that.

    Yes, there are sight gags and the physical humor that both of these
    women excel at, but the idea of having two sisters of different
    sensibilities played by these two works very very well. Poehler is the
    one who is the do-gooder who worries more about baby seals than she
    does her own life (e.g., she was the prom date for a boy with spina
    bifida back in high school). Fey is the partier who has even lost touch
    with her daughter and can never quite get it together; so, you see,
    they are both irresponsible but in very different ways. An interesting,
    more nuanced take on the duality thingy of humans (good and evil) that
    movies often portray, but this is one way to show that it’s not black
    or white. Life is, after all, not quite that simple.

    But look, this is not a Bergman movie and I apologize for sounding like
    a freshman in a Cinema 101 course; however, it does have this theme
    that joke after joke is piled onto. And, they are delivered– mostly by
    Fey–in a rapid fire and perfect manner. The supporting cast features
    several current and classic SNL people (Bobby Moynihan, Kate McKinnon,
    Maya Rudolph and more) and the parents are played perfectly by James
    Brolin and Dianne Wiest.

    I laughed in spots ’til I cried; and one of those spots was in the
    outtakes during the credit roll. This was one funny movie. Disclaimer:
    I have no social, financial or any other relationship or interest in
    this movie or with the actors, writer or director. I just laughed my
    butt off.

  • vise_golanDecember 26, 2015Reply

    Not so funny

    If you wish to watch a silly movie, this is it! There were , basically,
    no real laughs in this movie. They relied on some physical humor, which
    was not done well. In addition, the writing in the script was done very
    poorly. This movie had been suggested to us because we were led to
    believe that it was going to be based upon a serious relationship
    between two sisters. We would have gladly settled for a comedy which
    was funny. Unfortunately, all we got was a lot of silliness. I am aware
    that silliness does appeal to a certain segment of our society.
    However, neither my wife nor myself find this type of silliness to be
    humorous or funny. If you are looking for a funny movie with a good
    script and humor, sadly, you must look elsewhere.

  • cocopunk1486December 28, 2015Reply

    Cute alternative to all the Oscar bait and Star Wars

    It’s nothing too spectacular, but it’s got a lot of laughs, for the
    right person. The jokes get a little crude (okay a lot crude) at times
    but overall it’s just a fun movie to see, instead of all the damn
    bio-pics or Star Wars. I found the that that the parents are played by
    Dianne West and James Brolin quite amusing, since they also star
    opposite each other in ”Life in Pieces”.

    The cast is mostly SNL alumni, and current cast members. Wish they’d
    given Kate McKinnon some more screen time since her character was
    pretty funny (only had like three lines but still funny). The best
    character had to be Bobby Moynihan’s. I won’t spoil that surprise.
    Other cameos from SNL alumni include Chris Parnell, and Maya Rudolph as
    the main character’s high school rival.

    Recommended for fans of Bridesmaids, Baby Mama, and to some extent,
    Mean Girls

  • nhc-42056December 28, 2015Reply

    Just dreadful

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  • rogerdarlingtonDecember 29, 2015Reply

    Very crude, very rude – and lots of fun

    It is such a pleasure to see a growing number of films with leading
    roles for women – not just dramas like ”the Hunger Games” franchise and
    recent movies like ”Brooklyn” and ”Carol”, but comedies (”Bridesmaids”
    was the breakthrough project) like ”Sisters”. Indeed here Tina Fey and
    Amy Poehler are not just the eponymous siblings – respectively the wild
    one and the responsible one – but both had producer roles. These two
    comediennes know each other very well both professionally and
    personally and the chemistry flashes from the screen. And the writer
    too is a woman (Paula Pell) who crafts lines and situations as gross
    but hilarious as any male scriptwriter.

    The plot is minimalist: middle-aged Kate (Fey) and Maura (Poehler)
    Ellis are furious to discover that their parents are to sell their
    childhood home and decide to throw a wild party for old acquaintances
    and assorted new folk, while taking on a role reversal with Kate
    supposed to be the sober one and Maura apparently throwing her usual
    caution to the wind. Naturally nothing works out as intended but a
    happy ending is guaranteed. It is very crude, very rude and lots of
    fun. Not all the gags work but so many do and the film must be a
    competitor for the most joke lines and funny situations of any recent
    movie.

  • Funny HunnyDecember 29, 2015Reply

    Hilarious

    I see lots of negative reviews about this movie which seem a little
    displaced. Of course not Oscar-worthy but overall extremely amusing. I
    just love these two strong women comics so it’s hard for me to ever
    find fault in their movies, shows, or other comic appearances. May make
    me a little biased but I don’t care. It is very similar to the
    funny/crude jokes that are in several Will Ferrell movies (as mentioned
    in other posts, very Step Brothers-esque) and the one-liners in this
    are killer. I just find it funny that people LOVE movies like Step
    Brothers, 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Anchorman, etc…which are
    also hilarious in their own right, but get suddenly turned off if there
    are female counterparts getting into the same types of hijinx, use the
    same crude language, or have the same theme like this movie….
    basically an out of control party where tons of humorous events occur.
    I recommend it for a great laugh. I thought it was even better than
    Bridesmaids (very hard to say) and Trainwreck. (Which to me seemed to
    have about 10 laugh out loud scenes whereas Sisters had like a hundred.

  • frankaquinteroDecember 30, 2015Reply

    I thought it would be a good movie

    Sisters is one of the worst movies I have seen in 10 years. I love big
    laugh movies, especially those that lean toward just being silly, but
    this movie was just one bad joke to another. I thought the cast of Tina
    and Amy, plus a a few funny support people, were enough to carry it,
    but I was wrong. I was ready to leave 20 minutes in.

    Each time my family sees a movie we rate it on a four point scale. My
    daughter, who is 18, gave Sisters 2.5 stars. My wife and I, 44 and 43,
    gave it one. There is some modest humor that my teen appreciated, but
    most jokes left me saying, ”that was just bad.”

    I am a person that goes to a movie to be entertained. Ratings don’t
    usually influence my decision to see a movie, especially a comedy where
    I know it is going to be dumb humor. For this one, I can’t help but
    leave a review in an effort to save someone else a few bucks.

    Save your money and rent this movie when it becomes available.

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  • BrycemesserDecember 30, 2015Reply

    A heart-felt, dirty, laugh packed romp

    This is Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the height of their powers.
    Switching it up from Baby Momma, Tina Fey plays the obnoxious, loud,
    trashy character, with Poehler playing the proper, put together
    character. The two leading ladies give a hilarious performance and all
    of the supporting cast doesn’t miss a beat. Everyone in the movie has a
    great sense of comedic timing and while some jokes are a miss, most
    pack a powerful punch and a big laugh. The movie is fast paced and well
    written, holding its own against the comedies of this year. Reminiscent
    of Spy, Bridesmaids, Project X, and (dare I say) Animal House it finds
    a footing of its own amongst popular comedies of the past few years.
    Fey and Poehler do get a few moments to show their dramatic acting
    chops amidst all the humor in the movie, which is great because both
    have such poignancy that is often forgotten due to their larger than
    life comedic roles.

  • tavmDecember 30, 2015Reply

    Sisters was another funny one from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

    Me and my movie theatre-working friend just watched this, the comedy
    Sisters. My friend was stoked to see a wrestler named John Cena in it.
    I was stoked to watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in another funny movie.
    We both enjoyed this with all the raunchy antics that happen
    throughout. Ms. Fey and Poehler aren’t the only ”SNL” alums involved,
    there’s also writer Paula Pell and current and former cast members such
    as Chris Parnell, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Kate McKinnon, and Bobby
    Moynihan. The last one gets a lot of screen time as one who often tries
    too hard to get laughs though he’s very funny playing such a character.
    The two leading ladies get their own laughs from their contrasts in
    personalities with Ms. Fey playing loose doing a profane take on a
    party animal trying to be the more responsible one for her sis who
    wants to be more looser in attitude. So on that note, that’s a
    recommendation of Sisters.

  • kuuk3December 31, 2015Reply

    A decent comedy, if not a well trodden plot

    Its a remake of several other comedies, and I guess some of the jokes
    are also repeats.

    The stereotypes are as expected and characters not suitable for
    functioning in modern society.

    But get past that and you have a comedy they reckon was strong enough
    to open against Star Wars 7 – The Force Awakens… If that doesn’t make
    you laugh, then nothing in this film will!

    It does its job to a reasonable standard, has more laugher moments than
    all Adam Sandler films put together and features two talented and
    smoking hot babes for leads. Its worth watching because decent comedies
    are rare and this definitely ranks as one of the best of the year
    (although I admit it didn’t have much competition).

  • RforFilmJanuary 1, 2016Reply

    Sisters manages to make great use of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, even if the party goes on too long

    House party comedies are a hard thing to pull off. It seems that when
    the writers are given the chance to make a typical house party that’s
    gone out of control funny, they tend to get the idea backwards. It’s
    not the reaction to the destruction that’s funny, but it’s the
    characters AND the decisions they make to the party that are hilarious.
    A dirty pool filled with food and used bandages may look funny, but it
    doesn’t get much of a laugh once you see it. What is funny is knowing
    that the owner is a hypochondriac and will probably flip out knowing
    that their once clean pool is now unusable.

    For some reason, movies like House Party and Project X that try and
    center the whole story around the party never seem to work out. We’ve
    had movies like Animal House, Revenge of the Nerds and Risky Business
    that have parties and they work. My theory is that most people don’t
    want to be at parties too long and the idea of sitting through an
    entire movie that’s at a party sounds tiring. Perhaps if we send in two
    comedians that we know can be funny, say something like Sisters, then
    it might work.

    Maura (played by Amy Poehler) and Kate (played by Tina Fey) are two
    close sisters that are on complete opposite ends when it comes to
    personal success. Maura is a recently divorced nurse who’s committed to
    helping people before herself. Kate is a immature stylist who’s living
    with a friend and had a teenage daughter that’s living with other
    people as she’s embarrassed by her mother. Maura receives word that her
    parents Denea (played by Dianne Wiest) and Bucky (played by James
    Brolin) are planning to sell the home that the girls have grown up in.

    Maura and Kate fly into Orlando, FL only to find that not only has the
    majority of the house been cleared, but the house has already been
    sold. Both women are asked by their parents to clear their childhood
    rooms by the end of the weekend. Kate sees this as a chance to have one
    more party in their old home, to which Maura agrees to under the
    condition that her sister be the party mom and not drink. They invite
    the majority of their Facebook friends that have grown up with their
    own lives and jobs. When drugs and more booze are brought to the party,
    neither sister is sure that the house will make it through the rowdy
    night.

    Sisters seems like a sketch idea more then a movie idea, it
    surprisingly works well. A lot of that has to do with Tina Fey and Amy
    Poehler as our leads. Not only do they really seem like siblings, but
    they take every chance they can with their characters, taking shots at
    each other and the people around them. It always seems like that
    whenever these two team up, they know how to make the most irritating
    situations funny.

    The party itself is also fun to watch. Rather then simply starting off
    with loud music and dancing, everybody’s more sad and quiet, clearly
    beaten from the pressures of real life. Once the drugs are brought by a
    funny John Cena cameo, walls are destroyed and fights are started by
    old enemies. The problem is that the partying goes on at least fifteen
    minutes too long. The film does wrap up, but the ending takes up so
    much time, that you’d think they’d cut some of the hard partying in
    order make room for the more personal stuff.

    I’ll give this seven nail salon chairs out of ten. Though too long for
    it’s own good, Sisters is another funny outing with Tina Fey and Amy
    Poehler. Fan of wither will probably like thing, along with those that
    have not seen their material. Sisters makes for a fun house party
    comedy that’s part fun and other parts funny.

  • sreese-55446January 1, 2016Reply

    Teenage boy penis/boobs/anus movie

    Really, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and this is as good as they can do,
    this movie is for teenage boys, young pubescent kids. What a
    disappointment. I expected so much more from two comediennes, but this
    is a low low. Drugs, penises, boobs, and more f- words than necessary.
    Come on, comedy doesn’t need to smack you in the face, again and again
    and again and again. James Brolin and Dianne Weist and the young
    actress playing Tina’s daughter, showed just enough restraint, much
    needed by everyone else, to be the only bright spots in this movie.
    Raise the bar, Tina and Amy!!! They could have offered more reasons to
    root for either sister, but did not. Amy and Tina, please, I know you
    can do better, because I’ve seen you do better. Don’t settle for making
    the lowest common denominator laugh. Elevate your efforts

  • ShelbyTMItchellJanuary 2, 2016Reply

    Dumb Kind of Funny

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  • gtylerpayneJanuary 2, 2016Reply

    above average comedy – worth a watch

    After seeing Star Wars for the second time and falling asleep halfway
    through, my girlfriend and I decided to stick around for another movie
    and randomly walked into a showing of Sisters right as it was starting.
    I had never heard of it and had no expectations.

    I looked around and noticed about 30 females sitting around me and only
    1 or 2 guys, so I figured I was in for some kind of chick flick.
    Luckily, it ended up being a movie that was perfectly enjoyable for
    guys to watch. I would imagine, however, that woman would identify with
    these characters more, and this would be a great movie for a girls
    night out.

    The plot was pretty thin and it seems very similar to other movies that
    I’ve seen before, but there was a lot to like in this movie. The
    chemistry between Amy and Tina is undeniable. You can tell that they
    had a lot of fun making this movie, and they both have lots of charisma
    and are fun to watch. While a few jokes fall flat or seem contrived,
    there were lots of hilarious laugh out loud moments. They both have
    such great facial expressions. With the wrong cast, this movie could
    have been terrible, but Amy and Tina really pull it off.

    Overall, we ended up being really happy to have stumbled upon this
    movie. It was the perfect brainless, care-free, feel-good comedy that
    made for a fun time at the movies. The theater we saw it in was about
    half full and everyone was laughing loudly and having a good time.

    I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes comedy and is in the
    mood for a crazy dumb movie thats lots of fun!

  • twillis600-152-449978January 2, 2016Reply

    Even I cringed and I’m a dude !

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  • j_bomber09January 3, 2016Reply

    Absolutely Amazing I love Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

    First off I want to say I love Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and if you’re
    big fans of theirs you will probably enjoy this movie. I’m not saying
    this movie is perfect but I’ve seen it twice already and have cried
    from laughing so hard both times. Sure there are a few things that
    could have been done or been better in general but overall this movie
    is one of my favorite comedies of 2015/2016 so far. Amy and Tina are
    amazing writers, producers, actors and comedians which you see
    throughout this movie. If you don’t enjoy this movie, than maybe this
    certain type of comedy isn’t for you, but the 2 times I’ve gone the was
    non stop laughter throughout the whole theater. The plot was good the
    character building was amazing, and it even has a few touchy feel good
    moments that touched my heart. I give this movie a 4.5 out of 5 stars.
    Will be buying as soon as it’s released on blu-ray. Sincerely, a Tina
    Fey, Amy Poehler, Comedy and great movie fan. 🙂

  • metalfdJanuary 3, 2016Reply

    Laboriously self indulgent crap

    i am so sorry I lost two hours of my life watching this ridiculous
    movie. Is the commentary that 40 year old are babies? The daughter was
    more mature. i was so tired of watching these old broads complaining

    about the house being sold and then i sat and watched a two hour
    tantrum. And who talks like them? i don’t know anyone who constantly
    talks about vagina’s and penis like 15 year old. You need to talk to
    Kristen Wig about what is funny. The only funny people were Maya Rudolf
    and Rachel Drat ch. the best part was when the parents told them they
    were sick of them. Yes! I will never see another one of their movies.
    What is so sad is that you are supposed to be two funny women who know
    how to keep a movie moving and cut out the boring parts. Boring.

  • Thomas DrufkeJanuary 4, 2016Reply

    One Last Party

    Sisters, much like pretty much every other comedy, will have mixed
    opinions. Comedies are more subjective than any other genre and Sisters
    is no different. A lot of the jokes hit but a lot don’t hit. It’s
    really just a matter of you liking Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s style of
    comedy. From their memorable stints hosting the globes to their time on
    SNL I’ve loved their chemistry. So after waiting weeks because I was
    off seeing Star Wars 6 times, I decided it was time to check out
    Sisters.

    For the most part, Sisters is a comedy hit. Perhaps I’m only saying
    that because we just don’t get many good comedies these days. When one
    comes along that makes me laugh just a little bit, I think it’s worth
    noting. By far the best part of Sisters, is in fact the sisters
    themselves, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on screen together. It’s no
    surprise, but their chemistry and ability to balance each other out
    throughout each joke was refreshing. Sisters also has a surprising
    amount of depth to its lead characters. It has its fair share of
    raunchy humor, but at times Sisters veers more into a comedy-drama than
    I expected.

    That’s not to say there isn’t outrageously stupid moments, there are.
    Some are funny, some really fall flat. The problem is that the films
    length is rather long for a straight comedy, especially when the film
    revolves around one night, and one party. Poehler and Fey play both
    sides to their characters well, but I enjoyed watching the struggles
    the two sisters had in their real lives more than their struggles
    during this ridiculous party on the last weekend they own their
    childhood home.

    The entire party, which lasts just under an hour of screen time, gets
    to be a little long in the tooth as some of the same gags are rehashed
    a few times. With that said, I liked where the characters arcs went, it
    just took too much time to get there. With one more re-write and maybe
    one of several SNL alums’ side stories cut, Sisters could have been
    comedy gold, which is so disappointingly rare these days.

    +Poehler and Fey’s chemistry

    +Dramatic elements surprisingly work

    +Some really funny gags

    +Some great cameos

    -One too many side stories

    -Lengthy

    -Party didn’t need to be THAT crazy

    6.8/10

  • Caleb MooreJanuary 7, 2016Reply

    Thought I was dragged to a chick flick only to laugh until my side hurt

    I have no ideas what the negative reviews are about. I’m a 36 year old
    male who rides a Harley is covered in tattoo’s. I’m not usually one who
    enjoys any movie with ”sisters” in the title (except sister act because
    I always had a weird thing for Whoopie). We picked this movie simply
    due to the fact that we had seen almost everything else. I was afraid
    it would just be a dumb raunchy comedy after reading some reviews but I
    can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard.

    Unlike a lot of comedies that are raunchy to just try and get a laugh
    by saying something totally offensive, this movie actually had real
    jokes. Sure some were off color but not like the crap Paul Rudd tries
    to pull off. The set up was simple, but it just went from one joke to
    the next with rapid fire delight. My wife and I agreed that it was like
    one really long but really good Saturday night live skit with two of
    your favorite actresses cranking out their ”A” game.

    So I say check it out. It’s especially nice to see Tina playing the
    wild one and Amy being the civil one which seems like a reversal of
    their normal roles.

  • Jonathan KingJanuary 7, 2016Reply

    Too raunchy for some possibly, but an entertaining movie

    I’m a reasonable person, but I don’t understand how some folks can post
    such bad reviews on here about this film. I guess you just can’t please
    some people. Critics are just critical, I guess. All they can do is
    find fault in everything. With all that said, I found this movie to be
    funny. A good way to spend a couple of hours in the middle of the week,
    in the middle of the day in a nice theater. Poelher and Fey are two
    funny women that had fun getting raunchy in this movie. I don’t
    normally listen to bad reviews of movies…or reviews in general for
    that matter. I go and decide for myself and I’m glad I saw this movie.
    It isn’t gonna be a classic, but it delivered a decent time. Go see it
    and enjoy two funny ladies and some decent smaller roles filled by some
    actors you’ll recognize and some you won’t.

  • CaseyJanuary 7, 2016Reply

    Such a great laugh!

    I don’t know why people are rating this movie so low. I haven’t laughed
    so much in a movie pretty much ever. Some people need to get a sense of
    humour because this movie is hilarious. Yeah it’s a bit of a silly
    movie but it’s not meant to be a serious movie, it’s meant to just be a
    funny movie made for people to laugh and that’s exactly what it does.
    As most movies do it does have a little bit of a serious note, about
    family and what family is. Tina and Amy are two peas in a pod. Together
    they are great! I recommend seeing this movie if you want a laugh.
    Seriously the whole cinema was laughing their heads off. I think
    everyone walked out of that cinema with a smile on their face, such a
    great feel-good movie.

  • manikabahugunaJanuary 8, 2016Reply

    Women Only.

    Men – don’t watch it (you probably weren’t going to anyway). Women –
    it’s a fun movie to pull out with a glass of wine / whiskey / cocktail,
    whatever you prefer. The movie is not supposed to put you in wonderment
    or in awe of cinematic intelligentsia. It’s a simple, fun and funny
    chick -flick. Take it for what it is designed to be and you will like
    it. It’s not going to be the best comedy movie you ever saw. But the
    chemistry of Tiny and Amy is absolutely charming and palpable
    throughout the movie. This is one of those movies where the star cast
    is the essence – not the storyline or the direction. If you like the
    cast and have followed their shows in the past (30 Rock / Parks and
    Rec), you will be prepared for the taste of the humor. Two sisters –
    one crazy party – love – fun – togetherness – what’s not to like?

  • autisticreviewersJanuary 9, 2016Reply

    Autistic Reviewers Opinion of This Movie.

    It’s the pairing of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler that’s immensely appealing
    about ”Sisters.” There doesn’t even really need to be a movie to
    support the co-stars, as the very idea of shenanigans hosted by two of
    the top comedians working today is enough to satisfy. However, there is
    a feature to go along with the billing, and ”Sisters” is a modestly
    successful one, dedicated to showcasing various levels of silliness
    from Fey and Poehler, who were last seen together in 2007’s ”Baby
    Mama.” While it ends up overstaying its welcome, perhaps mirroring the
    house party crisis at the center of the story, the film is
    entertaining, often content to sit back and let the actresses weave
    their special brand of absurdity.

    Maura (Amy Poehler) is recently divorced, maintaining an uptight life
    of responsibility, which allows her parents, Bucky (James Brolin) and
    Deana (Dianne Wiest), to share the uncomfortable news that they’re
    selling her childhood home. Kate (Tina Fey) is Maura’s hotheaded,
    unemployed sibling, and she doesn’t take word of the sale well, with
    the pair forced to clean out their rooms before inspection time with
    potential buyers. Revisiting their childhood, the sisters decide to
    throw one last party, inviting all their high school pals, while trying
    to exclude judgmental wet blanket Brinda (Maya Rudolph). Working with
    booze, lesbian DJs, and free rein of the house, the celebratory pair
    pushes the initially sedate gathering into craziness while also dealing
    with personal issues, including Kate’s habitual irresponsibility and
    Maura’s interest in friendly neighbor James (Ike Barinholtz).

    ”Sisters” is scripted by ”Saturday Night Live” writer Paula Pell, who
    certainly isn’t interested in a pushover sense of humor. The picture is
    a hard R-rated affair that’s filled with drug-induced debauchery, foul
    language, and a degree of gross-out humor, trying its best to live up
    to the promise of its premise as Maura and Kate experience the best
    night of their lives. Mercifully, Pell isn’t persistently aggressive,
    opening ”Sisters” with necessary introductions that capture sibling
    personalities, finding Maura maintaining household order with her
    beloved dog, still unsteady from a divorce that disrupted her future
    plans. Kate is doing odd beautician jobs at home after being recently
    fired, with daughter Haley (Madison Davenport) giving up on her mother,
    taking off to a secret life. The need to reconnect with youth is
    handled nicely by Pell, who gets the sisters where they emotionally
    need to be in a hurry, maintaining a steady rhythm of motivations and
    silliness as Maura and Kate return to Orlando, Florida, ready to raise
    hell.

    Chaos eventually erupts when the festivities begin, but ”Sisters” is
    best when focused intensely on Maura and Kate’s interplay, watching
    them deal with the reality of aging by clinging to childhood
    distractions as they revisit their adolescence. Their shared bedroom is
    a wellspring of nostalgia, and director Jason Moore (”Pitch Perfect”)
    soaks up the strange atmosphere, highlighting play time between the
    sisters as they monkey around with toys and trinkets and revisit
    disparate sexual development misadventures through shared diary
    passages, identifying when their personalities diverged. It’s
    terrifically funny stuff simply because it completely belongs to Fey
    and Poehler, who are a mighty team with sharp timing and a willingness
    to goof around when the moment requires a little comedic messiness. The
    plot eventually gets in the way, but when ”Sisters” merely asks the
    stars to play, the humor is irresistible.

    Once the party commences, ”Sisters” loses steam, though it offers a
    hilarious view of fortysomethings dealing with their domesticity and
    advancing years, while the supporting cast includes Rachel Dratch,
    Bobby Moynihan, Kate McKinnon, and John Cena (playing a hulking drug
    dealer named Pazuzu), with everyone landing solid one-liners and
    communicating nervous breakdowns. But Pell is determined to maintain
    heart, focusing on Maura’s tentative relationship with James and Kate’s
    immaturity, which is challenged by her daughter. Dramatic interests and
    sweetness don’t come naturally to the feature, and at nearly two hours
    in length, the effort could use another editorial pass. However,
    ”Sisters” has pockets of hilarity, which saves it from becoming another
    formulaic drag, always more compelling when it permits Fey and Poehler
    to work their natural chemistry and explore escalating instability.

    3.5/stars

  • Matt Wyatt ([email protected])January 9, 2016Reply

    Step Sisters

    In Sisters (2015) Amy Poehler and Tina Fey play Kate and Maura Ellis,
    two dysfunctional adult sisters with fond memories of their child hood.
    After discovering their parents have sold their childhood home, the two
    decide to have one last epic house party, cleverly named Ellis Island.
    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will go down in history as one of the great
    comedic duos like Martin and Lewis, Lemmon and Mathau, Bing and Bob
    Hope. Sisters is the long awaited comedy film paring of the two since
    Baby Mama (2008). There is a chemistry between the two that is
    undeniable. Weather its co-hosting SNL, the Golden Globes, or
    appearances on Jimmy Fallon, the two work comedy magic together. Fey
    usually playing strait man to Poehler’s wackier characters. So my
    question is, why mess with the formula? In Sisters there is a reversal
    of roles, Fey is the screw up and Poehler the strait laced. I am sure
    in putting this film together the question was asked, ”Why can’t Tina
    be the screw up for once”. Unfortunately Tina, you have painted
    yourself into a bit of a corner and you are now typecast as the smart,
    wise cracking, sarcastic, professional. Much in the way we all love to
    see Poehler wheels off wacky. Raunchy dialogue and reckless abandon
    fits on her about as poorly as the dresses the two try on in one very
    funny scene. The miss match doesn’t derail the comedy by any means.
    There are far too many brilliantly cast supporting characters to keep
    the laughs on track. From John Leguizamo, to Diane Wiest, to other SNL
    alum like Kate Mckinnon, Rachel Dratch, Mya Rudolph and Bobby Moynihan.
    I would have liked to see more of Kate Mckinnon, but was pleasantly
    surprised by a very funny over the top performance by Moynihan. And the
    award for best comic cameo in several movies goes to John Cena. Cena
    has garnered many hilarious roles this past year in films like Train
    Wreck (2015), Daddy’s Home (2015) and now Sisters. I’m not sure if he
    is ready to headline his own comedy, but he has yet to disappoint. If
    you were a fan of Neighbors (2014) or Stepbrother (2008), sisters has a
    similar feel. The adults refusing to grow up, the not as good as we
    once were type laughs are the classically funny reoccurring themes. Two
    great comics at the top of their game. I think in the long run on
    Netflix, DVD and cable the laughs give this film quote-ability and
    re-watch-ability. All in all, good for some laughs if it’s your turn to
    pick.

  • cactus1305January 9, 2016Reply

    Why Haven’t We Moved On From Bromedies Yet???

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  • IrishmoviereviewerJanuary 9, 2016Reply

    Ehhhhh wouldn’t call it good…

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  • Paul WycherleyJanuary 9, 2016Reply

    if your a fan of tina fey avoid this as guaranteed disappointment

    Ill start by saying im a fan of tina fey i love 30 rock and wanted to
    enjoy this film but im sorry i did not. It feels like a cheap bad copy
    of step brothers the type of film that is straight to DVD and gets show
    on some obscure satellite or cabel programme. The john cena small role
    is quite funny and has some good one liners but thats about as far as
    ill go for good points. Sisters is a big let down, despite there being
    a great female cast, ones that in majority of films would get rave
    reviews but in this film its one to avoid. You get the feeling that
    this film had a original script that would of been so much better then
    studio idiots got involved changed this and that next thing you know
    this film is released to a disappointing fan base.

  • dharlaczJanuary 10, 2016Reply

    Quite appalling

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  • rentselfJanuary 10, 2016Reply

    Comedy much more advanced than current societal mentality

    I loved this movie. I am surprised that this movie has received many
    negative reviews here. The language was clever and the plot was simple
    enough for people to be able to understand, relate and enjoy. Tina and
    Amy obviously has a great time making this movie. The point of it in my
    opinion is, relax, have fun and stop beating up on yourself people. It
    made me think of ways to enjoy my own circumstances regardless of the
    conditions. Life is about joy, being happy and loving one another. The
    whole cinema I was in was roaring with laughter, something I cant
    remember experiencing before. Not every movie is for everybody but I
    guess some people still cant figure out that focusing on the positive
    inevitably brings you more of the same, and visa versa.

  • mistydancerJanuary 10, 2016Reply

    Expected to laugh out loud but mostly I cringed

    In general I’m a huge fan of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, especially their
    chemistry together. The plus side is that they still had chemistry in
    this movie, it was the only thing about the film that I really enjoyed.
    However, I found most of the gags and jokes to be weak. I found the
    story itself to be passable but not praiseworthy. And I was
    disappointed at the fact that the movie didn’t make me laugh out loud
    at all. Not once. Maya Rudolph had some funny moments but overall I
    expected more, especially from Amy and Tina who usually kill it with
    the comedic timing. If you’re looking for an okay movie that’s full of
    corny and cringe-worthy moments then this is the one for you. If you’re
    looking for a laugh out loud comedy that you’ll want to watch again and
    again, this is not the film for you.

  • michaelseitherJanuary 10, 2016Reply

    Massive Fail at humor

    Lots of talent and decent production value. Lots of famous comedians.
    Just awful movie. Just awful. This is my first IMDb review (which I
    wrote to save others from a similar fate) and I read both positive and
    negative reviews before viewing ”Sisters.” I gave it the benefit of the
    doubt because of the actors involved but this film is not only not
    funny, it’s desperately filled with juvenile obscenity that most people
    have outgrown by the age of 13. The movie seems to be resorting to
    scatology in desperation. I can’t think of another reason for it. Do
    these people think ca-ca and poo-poo is funny? Posing with bathroom
    like drawings of a phallus on the wall is funny? To whom? Humor as
    regression? I could have lived with the stupid tasteless jokes but none
    of it is funny. None of it. I might have laughed 3 times in 90 minutes.
    My wife was amazed by it. You can watch it if you want. To see just how
    bad it is. Fine. Just don’t think you’ll be entertained or amused. Just
    horrified. You’ve been warned.

  • issacharJanuary 10, 2016Reply

    Life is one crazy party, live with it

    The Ellis Sisters, Maura and Kate are kinda screwed up in their life.
    And when they discover their parents are selling the family house, what
    the hell? Let’s throw a last house party!

    As comedy, you could expect really silly dumb even unreasonable stuff
    to laugh at, but this is a movie, right? So what’s funny if it’s not
    dramatic? And you are watching Amy Poehler and Tina Fey!

    If people see the hidden plot line, I’m sure they won’t call it stupid
    dumb comedy.

    Have you ever screw up? When you are a teenager, maybe in school,
    college, or maybe even when you grow up, screwed up your life?

    The Ellis sisters did, just like their last house party. But they lived
    their live, be what they are and enjoy it. What matter is you learn
    your lesson, make it up for yourself and people you might have hurt.
    After all, things are going to turn just fine.

  • deandralalondeJanuary 10, 2016Reply

    Tina and Amy Are Back (and better than ever)

    Everyone’s biggest concern was that this would just be a letdown,
    because we so badly didn’t want it to be, but it wasn’t. While their
    ads have been excessive and feel like they’re giving away all the good
    parts, there’s too many good parts for them to give them all away.

    My biggest concern was them playing into their tropes of good sister
    and rebel sister too much, but they were much more subtle than I was
    expecting. They were still somewhat stereotypical, but they weren’t so
    over-the-top that it was obnoxious, or didn’t feel genuine. Speaking of
    genuine, the real love that Amy and Tina have for each other was
    palpable throughout. The two seem like real sisters, and the movie
    wouldn’t have worked without their chemistry.

    Writer Paula Pell is truly one of the best in the business, and the
    jokes were constant and fast-paced throughout. Sometimes you were too
    busy laughing at one that you missed the next. There was so much
    happening, and you become easily obsessed with and invested in each and
    every character.

    Overall, it was a perfectly constructed comedy, and the jokes were
    constant. I’m sure it will letdown some, but personally, it was
    everything I wanted from it. Watching this felt like coming home. And
    Darth Vader was crazy good.

  • taylor-65132January 10, 2016Reply

    Hilarious! Hands down superior and all around FUNNIER than Bridesmaids!

    Hilarious! Hands down superior and all around FUNNIER than Bridesmaids!
    I think the new gem was Greta Lee as Hae-won. She definitely made her
    debut as a rising female-comedic star. So smart and funny with a great
    cast. Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler are an unbeatable and brilliant duo.
    Their witty improv and their undeniable chemistry have solidified a
    well-deserved reputation in the film industry. The movie had a good
    pace and still had a solid heartfelt message. It is a young and modern
    trend of movies played out in a unique and smart way starring a mostly
    middle-aged cast. This movie deserves high praise and much more
    recognition for its smart and comedic artistry and brilliance.

  • stephendaxterJanuary 10, 2016Reply

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler shine in an OK comedy

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler headline this comedy about two sisters who
    decide to throw one last party in their childhood home before it is
    sold, and as you can expect, not everything goes as planned. I was
    pleasantly surprised by this film, only because the initial trailer
    that came out was absolute GARBAGE, and i thought this would secure a
    place on my worst of 2015 list. But Fey and Poehler really were the
    ones holding this film together, they are both really hilarious and
    watching their back and forth comedic moments were the highlights of
    the film. In terms of the laughs, there was an alright amount, 98% of
    which were delivered by Fey and Poehler, and the rest were rare
    one-offs from secondary characters. The first half of the film is where
    most of the jokes were successful and then as the film went on there
    were less of them and they weren’t as funny. This film also managed to
    incorporate themes and messages involving family and all that stuff
    which i liked for the most part.

    The main thing to note is that i cannot see this movie working with
    anyone else other than Fey and Poehler. Their positive chemistry and
    the way they are able to bounce jokes off each other (some of which
    were most likely improv) really carried this film and provided some
    really enjoyable moments. Unlike, if you had Reese Witherspoon and
    Sofia Vergara you would have a completely unfunny borefest, besides,
    who would put them two in a buddy comedy anyway? *cough* Hot
    Pursuit…… If you like the comedy that you have seen from the two of
    them in the past such as on SNL or when they hosted the Golden Globes,
    you will definitely get more of that in this film. One thing that was
    quite noticeable in the film were the comedic moments that were
    delivered and probably developed by Fey and Poehler and those that were
    written for the other characters. While the ‘Sisters’ offered their
    fair share of laughs, the secondary characters really didn’t do much.
    There were one or two moments that got me, but it was probably down to
    the fact that all of the secondary characters were cliché caricatures
    of the types of people you see in most other comedies.

    As i mentioned though, in the second half of the film, when the party
    has gone on for a while, the film started to go downhill to the point
    where the last 15 to 20 minutes was just tacked on and felt so forced,
    it did take me out of it. You could notice that they were starting to
    run out of ideas of things to do at the party that hadn’t been done in
    every other house party comedy. It got a little chaotic and that may be
    what they were going for but it took away from the comedy of Fey and
    Poehler and wasn’t as enjoyable as the rest of the film. Also they try
    to put a dramatic spin on the film that was there the whole time, but
    it was playing second fiddle to the overall idea of a house party for
    adults. So stuff happens simply to thrust the dramatic and thematic
    elements to the forefront and wrap things up quickly. It felt so forced
    and thrown onto the end of this movie that it almost seemed like the
    director was like to Fey and Poehler ”you’ve had your fun, now to end
    the film my way” and so you get a generic uninteresting cliché moral
    ending….. great. I know they wanted some sort of dramatic plot device
    but the way it was tacked on made no sense and should have been handled
    a lot better.

    In the end ‘Sisters’ is simply a showcase of the comedy from Tina Fey
    and Amy Poehler and their back and forth chemistry that makes their
    content so enjoyable. They provide a good amount of laughs that make
    the first half of the film quite enjoyable, but as it drops off towards
    the end it wasn’t as enjoyable and ended with some moral crap that you
    didn’t want or need. So see it if you really want to but there’s better
    stuff out there.

    5.5/10

  • zif ofozJanuary 11, 2016Reply

    More like blisters

    Another 2 hour flick!!! After sitting for 2 hours and having about a
    total of 12 minutes of a few smiles and giggles, your butt is going to
    be blistered with frustration.

    Sisters is not a bad movie! It isn’t an unfunny movie. It’s a good
    movie but – for me – Amy Poehler, Tina Fey just didn’t pull the laughs
    out of the bag as they do in skits on television. Plus it’s two hours
    long and all you get out of that two hours is occasional smiles &
    giggles. You get tired of sitting and waiting for the big moment of
    really laughing, which unfortunately never showed up. The big long
    party scene becomes just that – too long – and the sight gags and
    shenanigans of the 40 plus year old participants never jells into fun
    for the viewer.

    Sorry but this flick is just another example of Hollywood cashing in on
    hot popularity. This time it’s the team of Amy Poehler & Tina Fey being
    offered, no doubt, a fantastic payoff to appear in a rather bloated
    production of a very thin plot line of a story.

    I’m sure it will be on DVD very soon!

  • fabiolpinheiro1993January 12, 2016Reply

    It could have been so great. Tina and Fey are true sisters in real life.

    I had high hopes, because it features one of my favorite actresses and
    comedians of all time, Tina Fey, along with one of my beloved comedians
    and actresses Amy Poehler. They are the ultimate BFFs and the fact they
    are working together is the best hook of this film, and is something
    that made me have huge hopes for this film. Were they justified? No.

    This actresses, writers and comedians are geniuses and their respective
    TV shows is the ultimate proof of that. But in here, they sure give all
    they got, but the screenplay and the film itself brings all their
    efforts down.

    The premise is really great and it could have been one of the best
    comedies ever, but somehow the writer seems to just write something
    that is nothing more than OK, wasting the premise and all its
    possibilities. There are one or the moments that are really funny, but
    overall this is one of those films where you smile all the time, but do
    not laugh. The characters are great for Tina and Amy, and they sure
    give all they got, and they are the anchor of this film, they are what
    keeps this film afloat. They can make things that aren’t funny, seem
    funny. The reason i sort of liked the film was because of Tina and Amy.

    There’s the ingredients, a great cast, a great premise, never ending
    possibilities, but they are all wasted in a film that constantly
    disappoints by constantly reminding you how awesome this could have
    been! If Tina Fey and Amy would have rewritten the film, it would have
    been so great. but hey, it has a great soundtrack, Tina and Amy (and
    you can see they were having a blast) and you have fun for sure. Not
    the one you should and could have, but fun nonetheless.

  • Shopaholic35January 12, 2016Reply

    They really do have great chemistry.

    It’s not the best thing Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have ever done but it
    definitely had its hilarious moments. Most of the humour was completely
    seedy and verging on the height of inappropriateness. It’s not a movie
    for the average person especially if you get offended easily.

    All the characters were extreme stereotypes and they were complete
    clichés but it worked. They all played their parts well and created one
    extreme OMG party. Throughout the whole thing I was disgusted and
    slightly jealous that I will never get to attend a party like that
    probably ever.

    It probably did go for a bit too long and there was no real storyline
    to the movie but I don’t think that was ever the point. People are
    reading into it too much and were expecting it to be an intellectual
    tongue-in-cheek portrayal of coming to terms with yourself and father
    time. Absolute bullish!t. Do not tell me that you were shocked that it
    was lowbrow or that it wasn’t peppered with heartfelt sentiment. If you
    thought that was what it was going to be from the trailer then you were
    in the wrong movie cinema.

  • goolizapJanuary 13, 2016Reply

    Twizard Rating: 73

    Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have always had great chemistry. We know this.
    Put them in anything to make it work? They try this. It’s usually hit
    or miss. I’ve always been on the fence about the two. And I was
    hesitant to see Sisters this soon out the gate, but I wanted to go to
    the movies tonight and it was the only thing playing.

    The film follows two 40-something-year-old sisters (Fey and Poehler) on
    the brink of their parents selling their childhood home. With the
    sadness of losing all the memories they’ve compiled during their youth,
    the sisters plan to throw one last party at the house in spite of their
    parents. They invite all of their old high school classmates and the
    party turns into a wild rager as the two plan to get crazy.

    I admit, however, it gets pretty funny. It’s my type of humor. And
    after watching Daddy’s Home, I needed a solid comedy. It doesn’t pull
    any punches and takes plenty of risks. But it also feels like they
    display every single idea that was on the drawing board. Literally,
    this movie is jam packed with so many concepts. It has a very ”trying
    stuff out” feel to it, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s just,
    at times it gets odd and tends to shift the tone around–another side
    effect from the full-drawing-board strategy. But in a nearly 2-hour
    comedy with a not-so-hefty premise, they have tons of room to trim the
    fat.

    But perhaps the film’s biggest pitfall is that Fey and Poehler always
    seem to keep almost laughing at themselves. Like they know the cameras
    are on. They’re having too much fun just being together and joking
    around. Sure, comedy can be obviously unrealistic, but you still want
    the characters in the movie to believe what they’re saying and doing.
    You want them to commit to their jokes as though THEY’RE being serious.

    The premise is a little weak and the characters’ motives are tenuous,
    but there’s a certain ’80s nostalgia that’s underlying the whole deal.
    Not a whole lot happens, but it never loses momentum while keeping your
    attention throughout.

    Twizard Rating: 73

  • IMDB Truth ([email protected])January 13, 2016Reply

    Seriously, how does this movie get rated better than a 5 by even one person?

    It’s just not funny! I could honestly film my own two sisters doing
    nothing and I would stand a better chance of laughing and having a good
    time. Tina Fey and Amy Pohler starring in a ”party flick”? Come on, who
    wouldn’t know that’s not something either of them can pull off… But
    aside from that, it is NOT FUNNY, NOT AT ALL! There’s zero originality
    here, none! Furthermore, it seems like 80-90% of the ”comedies” being
    made today rely almost exclusively on ”shock value” in order to get a
    laugh, and unfortunately for us all, ”Sisters” is absolutely no
    different than the rest. It totally sucked! You would also think after
    working closely on SNL and being friend for so long, that Tina and Amy
    might be able to pull off playing sisters, but they even failed in that
    regard!

    I really liked ”Stepbrothers”, and I was hoping this movie would be of
    that ilk, but even though ”Stepbrothers” is far from being a great
    film, it is light-years better than this piece of rubbish!

    How much further are we going to have to push the envelope if we want
    to keep getting laughs? What’s next, movies depicting sex with animals
    as being funny? Scratch that, it’s been done before…

  • Bud DonahueJanuary 14, 2016Reply

    Worst Movie I Ever Saw?

    No way to know – I don’t keep track of the really bad movies I’ve sat
    through… There’s also no way to know because I wouldn’t ordinarily
    start out to watch dreck like this, or stay with it to the end… But I
    haven’t seen very many really bad movies…

    Somebody ought to go to jail for this one – in fact I should go to jail
    for not doing my homework beforehand… That will never happen again –
    lesson learned…

    I gave up, a long time ago, advising people on ‘what to do’ when I
    wasn’t first asked so No Way I tell anybody not to see a movie, but
    there is one good alternative that you might consider, and that is
    ‘take the money you would ordinarily have used to see this one, make a
    little pile of that money on the ground in the back yard, set it on
    fire and watch it turn into a pile of ashes… That would take way less
    of your valuable time, and have virtually the same exact effect –
    except for the part that you’d probably be breaking some law or other
    by doing that – so maybe you ought not do that either…

    Ask yourself the question, ”Do I really need to make entries on an ‘all
    time top ten worst movies ever seen by me’… Better still is to put
    the money toward a share of stock in AT&T, reinvest the dividend, and
    make yourself rich in 50 years or so…

  • FlickChick82January 15, 2016Reply

    Good, almost great

    Sisters is a solid comedy, that could almost be considered great but it
    stops at good, not to say mediocre. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have
    undeniable chemistry on screen and are at their best when they start
    improvising. The script is only okay, it provides many funny scenes but
    many jokes are too stretched border lining with boredom. There are some
    unexpectedly deep and painfully true lines exchanged between the
    characters, which helps to rise the score of this movie. What I didn’t
    like, was the massive swearing, profanity, which was supposed to be
    hilarious but to me it seemed too much out there and pathetic. Inspite
    of this, I would still recommend watching it in a big female company,
    with one’s girlfriends,trust me, you will laugh and everybody who has a
    sister might recognize themselves in the presented sister relationship.

  • Anthony PiccoJanuary 15, 2016Reply

    Pretty Average

    Honestly, if it wasn’t for the natural talented skills of many of the
    actors, this movie would be pretty bad. The script just does not work
    at all. The ending is unbelievable, and it is way too long… HOWEVER,
    that said, there are many many hilarious bits in the movie… if I
    could edit out all the drek, it would be a very funny 30 minute
    compilation of skits. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, James Brolin, Dianne
    Weist, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Moynihan, Rachel Dratch, Samantha Bee and
    John Leguizamo add a lot to the movie. And Greta Lee is hysterically
    funny. So enjoy it when you can rent it, but this will probably always
    be at the bottom of the list when you rank Tina Fey or Amy Poehler
    movies.

  • millumnJanuary 15, 2016Reply

    Disappointing

    Based on ”30 Rock” and ”Parks and Rec”, I expected this to be a pretty
    funny movie, but I was sorely disappointed. There was one pretty funny
    moment, but one funny moment in a 2 hr comedy is really bad. It wasn’t
    offensive to me, or a horrible movie, but it also failed to meet my
    expectations.

    In the group of four of us who went to this movie, exactly one person
    found the movie to be at all humorous. It seems to me that Fey and
    Poehler find themselves and each other funny when they spend time
    together, but unfortunately that humor doesn’t come across well in this
    effort.

  • willz187January 15, 2016Reply

    Lost Their Touch a long time ago

    Many Saturday Night Live and other women stay funny when they mature.
    Jane Curtin, Candice Bergman, Lily Tomlin and SCTV’s Catherine OHare is
    still funny. Tina Fay and Amy Poehler are not. They force it so hard.
    After 3 seasons of their respective sitcoms (Parks and 30 Rock) they
    totally lost their mojo. Maybe it was the awards, having a family, or
    just the comedy gods transferring their energy to others. Their
    performances of late, including Sisters, is embarrassing. Kirstin Wiig
    is done too. The Comedy as a movie is dead anyways. The Martian won the
    Golden Globe as best comedy because there is no such thing anymore. Or
    maybe there never was.

  • Cr123January 16, 2016Reply

    Garbage.

    Absolutely shocking. Garbage. Not funny at all. Pathetic humour, and
    just to top it off an all unattractive cast. What’s with so many female
    ‘comedians’ being ugly and not funny? It’s the whole 30 Rock cast minus
    the 2 that make it – Baldwin and Morgan!

    How is it that crap like this actually gets past so much other material
    as a cinema release. I am dumbfounded by the votes from people scoring
    9 or 10/10 and saying the rest don’t get the humour. I made this
    account with the sole purpose to review this absolute dribble. There is
    no story line or acting that is even worthy of commenting on here, this
    is purely a warning to avoid wasting your time.

  • Jonathan HarrellJanuary 16, 2016Reply

    Fey and Poehler, but not at their best…

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  • Steve Wren ([email protected])January 17, 2016Reply

    It cost me nothing to see this movie…..and I got my money’s worth

    My kingdom for a comedy that’s funny! Either I’m getting old; or
    Hollywood seems to have lost the ability to make me laugh in the
    cinema. I reckon its the latter because I laugh at TV comedy. This
    indicates to me that there are writers and actors still being produced
    capable of humour. Some of the best sitcoms in history are, in my
    opinion, recent or current; although the numbers there are dwindling
    too.

    The two leads in Sisters have made me laugh in the past. So what the
    hell went wrong here? I’m a bit over the vulgarity to be honest. I’m
    sick of being sworn at or my stomach made to feel sick to elicit a
    laugh. I reckon they punctuate the action and dialogue with foul
    language and filth to either hide the inadequacies of the central plot
    or to appeal to the lowest common denominator in the wider audience.
    Maybe audiences have devolved to the extent where they laugh at such
    stuff and don’t need to be treated as intelligent or discerning. The
    tragedy is that the style is perpetuated by the box office rather than
    professional pride.

    My personal opinion is that the best art is subtle. Comedians of the
    past relied on timing. Comedy duos relied on one of them being a
    ‘straight man’. Maybe that’s what was missing here. Old timers could
    make you laugh at what they didn’t say or just a look.

    In contrast, Sisters was banal, immature and embarrassing to watch –
    thus I only made it to about half time. It left me thinking several
    things. Firstly, how could the director watch the rushes and say, ”Yep,
    I’m happy with that”. ? Secondly, I wondered how Weist and Brolin
    really felt, looking back, about what they signed on for. Finally, I
    wanted to write this review, not solely to be unkind to the film but to
    appeal to my fellow movie fans to speak up and expect more from the
    industry. Jeez, we’re capable of such wonderful films. Has our funny
    bone really sunk to this? I suggest you watch half of this film as I
    did. Don’t torture yourself beyond that. Then, depending on where you
    live and the resources available to you, write your Congressman, Empire
    magazine, get on talk back radio, do whatever to campaign for
    standards! I’m being glib now because I truly believe we’ve seen the
    last days of classy comedy.

  • FlashCallahanJanuary 18, 2016Reply

    My safe word is ‘keep going’…..

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  • patrickmgaddisJanuary 18, 2016Reply

    Amy, Tina, and Maya Crack Me Up

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  • Robert W. ([email protected])January 18, 2016Reply

    Low expectations perhaps helped but Sisters is plain fun!

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  • nativeowlJanuary 19, 2016Reply

    Women in their 40s-50s are allowed to ”act juvenile”

    After reading other reviews about how Tina and Amy aren’t ”acting their
    age”, I was disappointed. I feel as though yes, they acted quite
    juvenile in the movie with the vast array of cussing, sexual innuendos,
    and etcetera… But, just because they’re in their 40s-50s doesn’t mean
    that they have to play by society’s rules on what a woman that age is
    ”supposed to do”. I feel like it is 2016 and the stereotypes of what
    women or men are supposed to be should really be analyzed for their
    ridiculousness. Finally, It’s important to go into any comedy with an
    open mind and to remember that comedy is a broad spectrum. I applaud
    Tina and Amy for doing something different and showing the audience
    that they are malleable as comedians… This was by far one of my
    favorite by them. It’s okay to let loose.

  • William HoganJanuary 20, 2016Reply

    Should you watch Sisters? 100 words or less.

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  • mpelfrey-23437January 20, 2016Reply

    Loved this Movie!!!

    I have seen this movie 4x with different people each time and we all
    laughed hysterically the entire movie. You can’t take it too seriously,
    as you’re not supposed to. Its a movie…it’s entertainment…Although
    I think the girls enjoyed it more, both girls and guys loved it…
    These 2 are hilarious together and its definitely a sit back and laugh
    kind of movie. The witty humor, some of the phrases are hysterical and
    Tina Feys character is just so funny. If you a person of high moral
    value with no sense of humor, and you don’t find movies like Bad
    Grandpa, The Hangover, Bridesmaids or movies like that very funny, then
    I would say this is not the movie for you. You cant take it too
    seriously. There is drinking, drugs, foul language. Its rated R and for
    good reason. If you’ve seen a preview then you should already be
    prepared. I would definitely see it again!

  • andyedmondsJanuary 20, 2016Reply

    Yikes!

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  • pepe4u22January 20, 2016Reply

    entertaining

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  • MichelleJanuary 21, 2016Reply

    up there with knock knock

    Two talented and usually funny actresses make the worst film i have
    seen since knock knock.. why on earth did they star in this movie. Is
    Hollywood running out of ideas? Firstly Amy and Tina are far too old to
    act like immature morons refusing to grow up. They should have cast
    Anna Farris and Amy Schumer, they may have pulled the plot off, or
    Leslie Mann and Sandra Bullock would have been a better pic and easier
    on the eye. I was waiting to laugh, and nothing..not even a giggle.
    Just two woman in their mid 40’s wearing clothes 20 years too old for
    them that its just off putting. Oh and Maya Rudolph, now that is one
    strange creepy looking woman especially to watch on the big screen.
    Avoid this film, its hours you will never get back.

  • armagedon-82665January 23, 2016Reply

    Terrible

    Not funny, awkward at best, very shallow theme throughout, middle aged
    women prancing around like kids, not convincing in their roles..
    Annoyed that I wasted my evening..

    I have never written a review before, but I was moved by my
    disappointment. All the publicity and promotion. I expected more.

    There isn’t really much of a story line to critique. It fails in every
    aspect. The script lacks depth, the jokes are poor, visually there is
    nothing exceptional to remark on.

    Light hearted movies with poor scripts at least keep the audience
    entertained with visuals (e.g attractive cast/nice
    cars/art/architecture/fun parties etc). Sadly this movie also fails to
    this regard…

  • jk-692-236394January 23, 2016Reply

    I expected better from these two

    I cannot figure out why they decided they needed to make a girl version
    of those stupid moronic frat party movies. Come on ladies, we have seen
    you shine at real humor and things that are actually funny. I do not
    understand why comedians feel the need to make unfunny obvious sex,
    drug and gross jokes when they are this successful. It is almost like
    the comedians need to get together and have a stupid lame frat party
    themselves. This has cliché everything. Drug jokes, sex jokes, cliché
    people and cliché situations. It missed the mark on every level. Tons
    of f this and f that, which served no purpose. It was a mess. I watched
    it for free and fast forwarded it after about an hour to see if it ever
    got better and it did not. I say pass on this and keep your high
    opinion of these two. I wish I never saw this movie.

  • magellianJanuary 25, 2016Reply

    Hilarious

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  • mlaimlai2January 26, 2016Reply

    Twisted sisters are doin’ it for themselves

    The Saturday Night Live (SNL) alumni are back…well, three of them at
    least. If you like the sketches from that iconic show which has
    provided the movie world with comedic actors ranging from Steve Martin
    to Eddie Murphy, you should enjoy this raunchy, smutty and crude
    comedy. It’s definitely not for everyone’s tastes with jokes likely to
    offend conservative viewers. Just like comedy skits from these types of
    TV shows, some of the jokes succeed resulting in uproarious
    laughter while others produce a mere snigger or nothing at all. At
    close to two hours, the movie tends to overstay its welcome and could
    have benefited from a 15-20 minute edit to eliminate the jokes that
    didn’t work. 

    The titular sisters are Maura (Amy Poehler) and Kate (Tina Fey). Both
    Ellis women are experiencing setbacks in their lives. Maura is coming
    off a divorce while Kate simply refuses to grow up even though she is
    the mother of a teenage daughter (Madison Davenport). They don’t need
    any more complications but another one arises when the Ellis’ parents
    (James Brolin and Dianne Weist) Skype Maura to inform her that they
    intend to sell the family home. Maura’s job is to entice Kate to return
    home and together, they must clean out their bedroom which has remain
    untouched since they moved out of home. When they discover that their
    home has already been sold and their parents are now staying in a
    retirement home, they plan a farewell party at their family home before
    they must vacate the premises.

    There’s nothing subtle about this comedy here, mainly vulgarity of the
    highest order. Since this viewer doesn’t mind sex comedies, there
    wasn’t anything offensive although it’s easy to see why many people
    wouldn’t like this movie. Dirty jokes aside, the story does have
    something to say about the family unit but luckily doesn’t preach to
    its audience. 

    Sisters occasionally feels like an extended sketch comedy show, albeit
    raunchy in nature. Jason Moore is the director and his only other
    directing credit is Pitch Perfect, which is tame compared to the humour
    in Sisters. Paula Pell is the writer who has mainly written gags for
    SNL so this is probably the main reason why it feels like sketch comedy
    at times. 

    It might frustrate some viewers to see some overacting from several
    cast members to extend the life of a particular joke but that can
    sometimes be representative of comedy sketches. When the jokes do fire,
    the overstated gestures, expressions and voices actually help. Maya
    Rudolph is one of the actresses who fits in this category of overacting
    at times but when she pulls it off, she is absolutely hilarious. She
    plays Brinda, the childhood enemy of the Ellis girls who hasn’t been
    invited to their party but gatecrashes it anyway. Another larger than
    life character is Alex (Bobby Moynihan), the nerd who runs rampant when
    he takes some drugs supplied by drug dealer, Pazuzu (John Cena). Watch
    out for Greta Lee who plays Hae- Won, the Korean beauty consultant who
    steals some of the laughs from her more illustrious co-stars. 

    Poehler, Fey and Rudolph are the ex-cast members of SNL and they seem
    to be having a riotous time, with their antics pleasing viewers who
    enjoy this type of comedy. Don’t take it seriously, open your mind and
    go along for the ride, you’re bound to experience more than a few
    laughs and even more so if you’re a fan of gutter humour.
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  • Pipe Carrillo BuitragoJanuary 29, 2016Reply

    ” Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Dazzle On The Big Screen ”.

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler ”the female duo most fun on the world” return
    in a sisters comedy, dissolving their attitudes to perfection in their
    different characters.

    Recently, in the cinematographic world, much is had speculated and
    decreed against the few opportunities in this big world of cinema for
    women in terms of roles, directors, producers and other jobs in the
    production of a film. The averages are alarming: 30,9% characters with
    lines of dialogue are women.19,7% are screenwriters, 22,7% producers
    and 6,8% are directors. The reality is disturbing inequality of the
    feminine gender in this topic. Slowly, This fades with celebrities as
    striking as Melissa McCarthy (‘Spy’ – ‘Ghostbusters (2016) ‘), Amy
    Schumer that breaks the stereotypes in any film or the same Tina Fey
    and Amy Phoeler (‘Sisters’) this project written by a woman. The impact
    of this discrimination is imminent, programming ideas with women
    everywhere, something similar with what you want to achieve with the
    race of color after problems with the Academy Awards (#OscarSoWhite).
    This work (‘Sisters’) demonstrates the domain and extreme capacity that
    may have a woman in the world of the cinema comedy or any other genre.

    These two women come into their comfort zone to give us a story written
    by Paula Pell (‘SNL’), centered at a crazy party carried out by last
    time in their childhood home. Despite the poor and immature script, Amy
    and Tina manage to offer the best of them through a childish material.
    ”Sisters” possesses a very striking face for marketing, stimulating to
    give a chance, said marketing worked relatively outstanding, reflected
    at the box office against its strong imposing (18, December, 2015),

    ”Sisters” premiere without fear of his powerful enemy ”Star Wars: The
    Force Awakens” providing a good alternative to (strange beings) who
    don’t like lightsaber battles or the trio of Chipmunks doing mischief
    ”Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”.

    The characters which turns the story is Kate (Tina Fey) a girl
    disorganized, insurgent, unable to keep a job and totally promiscuous,
    while Maura (Amy Poehler) is a nurse, divorced, wanting to live a crazy
    night and with a personality that is radically different from that of
    her sister.

    Parents of them, (Dianne Wiest and James Brolin) strangely, do not form
    essential part of the project, instead of this, they spend has be
    secondary characters due to the low integration within the film.

    Without a doubt, the film takes shape as soon as start ”Ellis Island”,
    a development lasting mostly throughout the film, an interesting
    preamble for an interesting progress. With some reminiscences of the
    Judd Apatow’s comedies (Trainwreck) but better quality, Fey throws her
    best powers during the two long hours, much more than in her entire
    career, while Amy in the same way that gives its most eccentric touch
    to this story full of humour.

    The cast is completely fun and exciting, as a surprising John Cena
    already had seen in ”Daddy’s Home”, Rachel Dratch, Bobby Moynihan, Kate
    McKinnon and others. Personally, I emphasize the interpretation of my
    friend John Leguizamo, seeing that a Latino – American has a chance at
    the American Film Company, and what better way that making his ”Ellis
    Sandwich” with so famous, beautiful and talented Phoeler and Fey.

    All the comedy is so fun and caricature, which even more beyond the
    scenes loaded with oral elements (phrases and others) the face film is
    a simple and inexpressive funny scene from a complication of
    pronunciation that it not only shakes the audience, but up to the own
    cast.

    The introductory parts are well known, guests of the past, find people
    that environmental party, buy the necessary elements for the meeting,
    and a funny scene at the clothing store that burst of laughter even to
    the more serious (This scene, a key point of its classification R)

    As seen in the film’s behind of scenes, the fun and excitement that the
    actors and actresses felt tremendously reflection on the product that
    the public saw. The stars duo performed one of their best work to date
    on the big screen but overcoming never done on small screen.

  • Arch StantonJanuary 31, 2016Reply

    Just plain stupid.

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  • sparkle-19602February 2, 2016Reply

    Swearing and not a lot else

    Firstly it has not been written by Fey or Poehler and that’s the main
    problem. How these two agreed to do this is beyond me. The humour is on
    a par with dumber dumber. It’s very unbelievable too i.e how they
    communicate with people it’s really weird. I actually turned it off
    half way through, and I doubt any of it got any better.

    If any reviewer comes on here and says ”I don’t know why there are so
    many bad reviews” they have been paid to give a good review, cuz unless
    you have the braincell of a retarded monkey no one will like this.

    If you are going to use 2 incredibly talented actors as in Tina and Amy
    don’t throw them into some smutty no story movie.

    I saw Tina in Date Night years ago and that was funny. For someone to
    write 30 rock and do quick witty jokes on SNL to agree to this every
    second word is the F word I dunno?

  • Maria Pires de AzevedoFebruary 3, 2016Reply

    Fck hilarious

    One of the best comedies I’ve watched in a long time, really well
    written and just simply hilarious! Usually with these type of comedies
    the best moments are on the trailers but this is definitely an
    exception because you just can’t stop laughing, yeah sure there are
    some clichés but only the good ones, and honestly common with these two
    together this can’t go wrong! I was also afraid that was one of those
    comedies like stupid funny that ends up being more stupid than funny
    like most of the latest comedies are but not this one, definitely
    recommend it. I usually rate movies according to their types so this is
    not a nine in the grand scheme of cinema but definitely a nine
    regarding comedies. Recommend it, hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    Ps: sorry for the English not a native speaker, did my best!

  • Chappy WatchedFebruary 3, 2016Reply

    CHAPPY WATCHED: Sisters

    If you put Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in a film together, I’m going to
    see it!

    The two of them separately are awesome but when you put them together
    it’s gold andfr-0 Sisters is no different.

    Don’t get me wrong; it’s predictable and the story isn’t the best but
    the laughs make up for that! Fey and Poehler were amazing and so funny
    in this as was Maya Rudolph.

    Have to give kudos to John Cena for making yet another hilarious cameo
    in a comedy movie.

    I got a bit boring in the last act when all the drama kicked in and I
    didn’t think the ending was too great either.

    It may be predictable but this is still a very entertaining movie, if
    you liked these ladies on SNL or any of their other work; you should
    see this.

    Will definitely watch this again and may even buy it when it goes on a
    sale.

    CHAPPY THINKS Tina Fey and Amy Poehler need to star in a movie together
    at least once a year!

  • Kevin Lea DaviesFebruary 5, 2016Reply

    I laughed. Only once… and it wasn’t the anus thing.

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler team up again with several notable SNL alumni
    in this comedy about 2 sisters who are BFFs.

    First off, it’s not a bad movie and it’s certainly not a ladies only
    comedy, there are lots of jokes throughout that should appeal to both
    genders. Tina Fey does well as the younger, crazier, and all around
    irresponsible mother. She really pulls out as many metaphors for
    women’s genitalia as she possibly can, from her never ending bag of
    vagina insults. It follows a fairly unbelievable plot where two 40
    somethings want to have a party in their parents house before they sell
    it (basically House Party without Kid and Play). The funniest moments,
    and the only time I laughed out loud was the small cameo John Cena had,
    between him and Tina Fey having a bit of small talk in between scenes.
    Bobby Moynihan, was as funny as a serial killer’s ‘to do’ list though.

    Sisters is certainly better than some comedies out there. Like hiring
    John Leguizamo, you wonder if it’s worth it and then you realize
    halfway through… it’s probably not but you’re stuck with it.

    It’s worth a watch though. Just one.

    5/10

  • Gordon-11February 8, 2016Reply

    Not so funny

    This film tells the story of two sisters, who wants to feel young again
    by throwing a massive party in their parents’ home the night before it
    is sold to their new owners.

    I thought ”Sisters” was about the relationship between two sisters, but
    no. Instead, it is about this massive party that takes ages to build
    up. The jokes in the film are not so funny, especially the super
    annoying man who tells supposed jokes that I cannot get at all. Not
    even one joke. The sisters try too hard to flirt with James the
    gardener, and the policeman who comes around after the noise complaint,
    that it is just not funny. The film finally becomes funny after the
    party becomes too epic, such as the jokes about the tree and the pool,
    but just a few jokes are not enough to save the film.

  • Aly_HusseinFebruary 10, 2016Reply

    Funny Mixture

    Actually putting Amy and Tina in one movie was the first thing got me
    attracted to read the synopsis! The movie is a fine mixture of fun,
    nostalgia, denial, craziness and caring.

    (Amy Poehler) is so hilarious and you won’t stop laughing seeing her
    facial expressions and wordings. Especially in the scene where she was
    in the beauty salon of the Asian guy with her sister, she was trying to
    teach the Asian worker to pronounce her name. Totally hilarious and I
    remember that i watched this scene maybe 5 consecutive times and i
    laughed till my belly muscles cramped.

    In the party everything was classic, And the good point was when Kate
    (Tina Fey) the older sister took the responsibility and played the role
    of their mom ”staying sober”

    If you are having a bad day at work and you are in the 30’s you got to
    watch that movie, it will definitely change your mood.

  • nama chakravortyFebruary 28, 2016Reply

    Time-Pass!

    ‘Sisters’ is loud, at times dull, but overall, a time-pass comedy fare,
    thats bolstered by Superb Performances by its Leads – Tina Fey & Amy
    Poehler. Watch with limited expectations & some good laughs are
    assured.

    ‘Sisters’ Synopsis: Two sisters decide to throw one last house party
    before their parents sell their family home.

    ‘Sisters’ isn’t consistently funny, but it has some hilarious moments.
    Once the notorious protagonists decide to throw a party, a number of
    scenes make you break into a laugh. Fey & Poehler’s Writing, isn’t that
    sharp though. A little sharper & witter Screenplay wouldn’t have hurt.
    They, however, lead the show, as both of the comedic geniuses, are in
    stupendous form. A special mention for Bobby Moynihan, who’s a riot
    here! And Jason Moore’s Direction is decent enough.

    On the whole, ‘Sisters’ is funny in parts. Watch it for the
    Performances of Fey & Poehler!

  • buco-50582March 1, 2016Reply

    Awesome and truly comedy movie !

    Well…

    If you want (1) to watch a truly comedy movie without to much
    philosophical or sentimental crap and (2) want just to laugh, this
    movie is right for you ! I gave an 10/10 (A+++) to this movie, with all
    my heart. Because, it is a warm story about truly life, about people
    how they truly are, about loses and chances, about the child who is
    hidden inside each of us.

    P.S I often wondered why really good movies are low-scored in
    popularity on IMDb. In my opinion because there is something really,
    really wrong with film critics. Hence, dear watchers,do not read
    ”serious” (but serious silly) critics, just listen to your inner voice
    and – just watch.

  • Andreas BoldtMarch 3, 2016Reply

    Dumb

    This would be the archetype of a dumb movie. It’s one of those movies,
    you know, where all the characters are all trying to be wacky at all
    times, which quickly creates a surplus of ”wackiness, for wackiness
    sake”. The movie left me repulsed; the notion that many people probably
    think this is a wild and refreshing comedy. Let me be clear, I like
    wackiness just as much as the next person, but there has to be a
    balance of flavors, colors, attitudes or sounds within in any art-form.
    Another unbearable aspect of the movie is the worn out and cheap
    clichés. How about the group of Asians saying outrageous and ”un-Asian”
    things, for comedic effect, for instance. It’s funny because they’re
    supposed to be shy and well mannered. Get it?

  • meganhxcMarch 6, 2016Reply

    cringing

    I expected to like this because usually Tina and Amy are funny together
    but this was just bad. I’m sitting here watching it as I type this and
    created an account solely to write this review. (This is the first
    movie review I’ve written in my life, that’s how much I don’t like it.)

    ..

    It’s just not funny and I’m usually amused pretty easily. Not really
    sure where they were trying to go with this, but I’m pretty sad for the
    person I’m watching this with considering they spent 15 dollars to
    watch it. It’s not even on the level of bad where it’s so bad it’s
    funny, it’s just really poorly done. Just don’t watch it.

  • Niklas PivicMarch 6, 2016Reply

    Fun, funny and not your typical SNL-alumni flick

    I’m a sucker for Fey/Poehler, and this time they’ve managed to be as
    brash and simultaneously fun as they should always have been; I mean,
    they’ve obviously honed their craft. They play sisters who walk down
    memory lane, and what keeps this from being a regular haw-haw SNL
    showboat is how they keep their eyes on the prize, story-wise. It’s a
    complete film, lavish with jokes that not only prey upon the
    remember-when-we-were-young? thing, but show-cases humor in its
    simplest forms. There are not that many gimmicks, really, but mostly
    humor. Things work because of the words, not the context, e.g. in
    comparison with films like almost everything Adam Sandler has made. All
    in all, fun and funny, they make it work.

  • capone666March 8, 2016Reply

    The Vidiot Reviews…

    Sisters

    The easiest way to tell which sister is the crazy one is by asking who
    the oldest is.

    And while this comedy doesn’t analyze the lucidity of birth order, it
    is about siblings going crazy.

    When their parents (Dianne Wiest, James Brolin) sell their family home,
    reckless Kate (Tina Fey) and responsible Maura (Amy Poehler) host one
    last house party.

    Inviting their friends from high school (John Leguizamo, Bobby
    Moynihan, Samantha Bee) and their new neighbor (Ike Barinholtz), they
    try to recreate their glory days with booze, drugs and debauchery.

    But a conflict concerning Kate’s daughter drives a wedge between them.

    Despite the zany premise and comedic talent of both leads, Sisters is
    an unfunny foray into the sad-sack realm of female adulthood that’s
    unceremoniously seasoned with unsavory dick and fart jokes.

    And just because your parents move out, doesn’t mean the new homeowners
    don’t want a 40- year-old in their basement.

    Red Light

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  • Tony Heck ([email protected])March 11, 2016Reply

    Finally a comedy that is hilarious, re-watchable and doesn’t give away all the funny parts in the preview. I loved this movie.

    ”We need a little less Forever 21 and a little more Suddenly 42.” Kate
    (Fey) and Maura (Poehler) are sisters that are on opposite ends of
    life’s spectrum. Maura seems to have her life together while Kate is
    floating. When their parents tell them they are selling their childhood
    home the two sisters decide to throw one last party. What begins as a
    way to relive their past turns into a way to help their future. I
    really love Tina and Amy but they seem to always do the same thing. I
    laugh every time but Weekend Update to Baby Mama they have always been
    funny but tame. This movie changes everything. The movie is crude,
    unexpected and absolutely hilarious. I laughed out loud over and over
    and the level of dialog is so quote worthy that this movie is well on
    its way to becoming a classic. If you liked Old School you will love
    this one. This is one of the funniest comedies I have seen in a very
    long time. Overall, finally a comedy that is hilarious, re-watchable
    and doesn’t give away all the funny parts in the preview. This is a
    movie I can not recommend enough. I loved this movie. I give this an
    A+.

  • dantonstlMarch 18, 2016Reply

    saint Patrick’s day 2016

    man. so, like this was available in EUGENE at a theatre at like 9 p.m
    that was way too late for me…. so, I’m in Portland, its
    Thursday…saint Patrick’s day, I had a shower at the Bud Clark
    Commons…checked into the Joyce Motel…it was awful, like had to run
    for bleach and a room spray to blanket the Pee smell that evidently is
    everywhere in this room on the third floor by the stairwell.. and i had
    been reading the Williamette NEWS that had been advertising films out
    and available locally…LIKE the FANTASTIC MR. FOX….which since i’ve
    caught some awesome PBS televised during the morning prior to 9a.m …I
    don’t have a nagging sensation to check it out…so I go…on BUS 20 to
    the only 7 p.m showing. i had my eyes deadlocked on the
    situation…forty year olds in Florida behaving like teases and
    exploring their creativity sexually… and from the beginning, with the
    mom and daughter crashing on the couch and using the space as a salon
    was funny…kinda like Ann heche or holly hunter in something, yet they
    do it without a straight face which eliminates the whole LIFETIME MOVIE
    drama aura …and it turns out that THEIR FOLKS, the two sisters’
    ….are selling their Florida home where they grew up? So the next
    surprisingly very very funny and imaginative scene i had fun paying
    attention to was the shopping IN a BIG LOTS store. It didn’t get too
    much better, and the Maya rudolph kinda got the CREEPY CRAWLY SALT LAKE
    CITY treatment… check it out their bodies are funny, their animated
    faces are timeless, and it kills time.

  • LolaMarch 19, 2016Reply

    Fun, Refreshing Comedy

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  • heavenlybalanceMarch 22, 2016Reply

    Like the ’80s teen flicks but by girls

    I love Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. That said, this wasn’t their best
    movie. However, like Madonna parodying all the Gangsta rappers in her
    video ”Music,” Fey and Poehler were working over teen ’80s movies and
    making a movie that comments on the pathetic efforts of Generation X to
    recapture glory days doing the stupid things we did in our youth. I
    think the real reason why so many people were upset with Poehler’s and
    Fey’s efforts on this flick was not because it’s vulgar and ends in
    disaster and was too quickly resolved in the end. Rather, it’s because
    they are women making fun of, yet also saluting a genre of the ’80s,
    which was about partying ’til you’re sick, banging that hot guy or gal
    and not worrying about the consequences until your parents got home. We
    got that in the ’80s with ”Weird Science,” ”Porky’s” and ”Risky
    Business.” You might argue ”that was then, this is now.” However, why
    is it that ”The Hangover,” (2009) and ”Hot Tub Time Machine” (2010)
    (and each of their sequels II and III) were such a hit, but a similar
    smutty homage to days gone past is trashed by the critics, both
    professional and amateur? Because there’s still a double standard women
    are expected to keep: good girls don’t, bad girls shouldn’t…and women
    of comedy still have to be three times as good as men. This is a movie
    to watch with your sister or your girlfriends when the guys are out of
    town and after a few glasses of wine. It’s not ”Bridesmaids” or ”Romy
    and Michele’s High School Reunion,” but it was fun for an evening in
    with the girls…women…whatever. Sometimes, in the immortal words of
    Cyndi Lauper: ”Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!”

  • Python HyenaMarch 23, 2016Reply

    Fey & Poehler’s Finest.

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  • kentdufaultMarch 24, 2016Reply

    It may be the worst movie I’ve ever seen

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  • Reno RanganMarch 24, 2016Reply

    What it is like to throw a grand teenager-style party at your 30s?

    Don’t assume it’s a high school party movie, but the big girls’. That’s
    where everyone’s are wrong and expresses their disappointment. For me
    it was a nice comedy, but not comparable with other great ones. It
    might won’t work on teenagers, but there’s no issue for adults with the
    open mind to enjoy it. A part themed movie for the grown-ups.

    From the director of ‘Pitch Perfect’ another woman oriented comedy.
    Both, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were not that funny, hence not a rocking
    combo, but did not fail either and worked okay on this. They are the
    sisters with the opposite character. When they visit their childhood
    home, they decide to throw one final party before handing it over to
    the new owners.

    John Cena’s cameo was excellent. In this chick movie he’s the only one
    who gave manly appeal compared with the other men. The story was
    decent, but most of the movie was a regular party that goes wild. So
    expecting development of the characters or the story is silly. What I
    meant was, it is an entertainer, not a biopic or a documentary, so it
    delivers its purpose.

    7/10

  • annytreatApril 2, 2016Reply

    Overall good comedy

    Really not sure where all the super negative reviews are coming from, I
    guess just people who consider themselves too good for this type of
    raunchy and silly humor. Sisters is about two immature women refusing
    to grow up, adults reliving their teenage years, and that is what is so
    funny about it. It is over the top sometimes, but comedy is supposed to
    be different from reality. If everyone was behaving like mature adults
    in this movie, it would be boring and it would last 15 minutes. ”Oh,
    mom and dad, you’re selling the house? Well awesome I hope you get a
    good deal, see you at Christmas…” Now I will admit there were a few
    misses with this movie, the end dragged on a little too long, but
    overall I enjoyed all the characters and most of the jokes were great.

  • thekarmicnomadApril 3, 2016Reply

    Funny enough – a bit too zany for me

    Two opposite but outrageous sisters return to their childhood home when
    their parents declare they are going to sell it.

    As soon as I saw Tina Fey#s name attached to this I guessed it was
    going to be quite mad cap and zany. I tend not to gravitate towards
    these kinds of film but thought I would give it a shot anyway.

    I did actually quite enjoy it. The two main characters are quite easy
    to warm too and some of the rhetoric they come out made me laugh hard a
    few times. They end up throwing a party which leads to all kinds of
    disasters.

    Some of the party elements were a bit hammed up, slutty girls, squares
    losing it on drugs, the outcast etc, but set pieces made me chuckle and
    I was gripped enough to stay around to see how it ended up.

    All the elements summed together felt like a bit much. Crisis after
    crisis hits the party like they were falling off a convey belt. After
    the first few, everything was so wrecked it really felt inconsequential
    what followed.

    But on the whole I had a good time and like I say this is not my normal
    movie of choice.

  • dianadiaz-95079April 3, 2016Reply

    I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I was put off by the reviews when it was released and did not see it. I
    went to see Daddy’s Home, which everyone raved and honestly I did not
    like it.

    I love Tina and Amy, they are such a tag team. It was different seeing
    Tina as the bad girl and amy as the good girl. But at the end they
    turned around.

    It was a bit slow at first but when the whole evening at the party left
    me laughing hysterical lying on the floor with all the silly antics and
    characters.

    I’m sorry reviewers but it was freaking hilarious and a funniest movie
    I have seen in a while. It is the best no not really but I really have
    to give kudos to Tina and Amy…. They are one of my favorite
    commedians and actresses and I’m glad they are blossoming into other
    roles.

    I give it eight thumbs up.

  • adi_2002April 5, 2016Reply

    my sissy sis

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  • AshleyartsyApril 5, 2016Reply

    really bad omg

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  • thesar-2April 12, 2016Reply

    Project Xtreme

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  • paiello-44319April 17, 2016Reply

    Total garbage

    This movie is total crap. Cliché’ formulaic, vulgar even for ”R” rated.
    Unfunny with a couple of exceptions that ironically were clean scenes.
    The movie lacked any intelligence at all and whatever plot was in place
    was either non believable in any way or not worth following. It was
    like I didn’t care. Plus the whole SNL Alum for the cast. Really? I’m
    good as SNL has mostly sucked for years. Tina, I read your book which
    by the way was terrific. What happened to you? Amy and Tina ought to
    take a hiatus from comedy. Waste of two hours. Can’t say enough about
    how crappy this ”thing” was. It wasn’t a movie. It was a trainwreck.
    BTW, the movie Trainwreck had raunchy parts too but at least it was
    mostly funny. When you have comments like ”balls deep in Joy” you
    should hang it up. You’ve lost your mojo. Both of you.

  • longcooljolieApril 17, 2016Reply

    Congratulations, Tina …

    You’re past a certain age and you can still look hot and sexy parading
    around in extensions and revealing clothes. You can also embody a
    character who uses a lot of salty language and attitude. That must have
    been a lot of fun, too. I get that. Is it enough to carry a movie
    though?

    Unfortunately, the movie you produced in time for last Christmas,
    Sisters, was a total waste of the $1.49 I spent renting it at RedBox. I
    could not get past the party scene where you just made a speech
    reminiscent of John Belushi’s rant in Animal House. But I’m afraid to
    say if you’re emulating someone from Saturday Night Live you come
    closer to Adam Sandler’s recent work than anyone else with this junk
    pile of a movie.

    You’re smarter and funnier than that.

  • Mhmd_ElgammalApril 21, 2016Reply

    The hilarious duo

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are a perfect duo in this movie. They played
    as the Ellis sisters, Kate and Maura.

    The story was not anything crazy off the wall. It was just two middle
    aged sisters who did not want their parents to sell their childhood
    home. So instead of cleaning up their old stuff as they were supposed
    to, they instead decided to throw one last party like they used to. So
    they did what any one would do. They made flyers, sent invites, and
    supplied snacks and liquor.

    Although the events of the movie were not anything out of the ordinary,
    the conversations involving Kate or Maura were absolutely hysterical.
    That is really what kept the movie going. There was always something
    funny being said by either one of them.

    Then there was Pazuzu; he was played by John Cena. He was the drug
    dealer for the party. He was shockingly laugh out loud funny.

  • leonblackwoodApril 30, 2016Reply

    More silly than funny! 3/10

    Review: I don’t know if you have to be American to enjoy this type of
    humour, because I didn’t find the jokes that funny and the far fetched
    storyline became annoying after a while. The jokes were more silly,
    than amusing and the two sisters, Maura (Amy Poehler) and Kate (Tina
    Fey), just wouldn’t stop chatting about complete rubbish. I know that
    your not supposed to take the storyline seriously but for a whole 2
    hours, your just watching adults wreck a house whilst making fools out
    of themselves. Anyway, when Maura and Kate find out that there parents
    are selling the family home, they are asked to move out all of there
    belongings, and they decide to try and talk them out of selling. When
    they reach there parents house, they realise that it is already sold
    and that the new owners are due to move in soon, so they decide to
    throw a party for all of there old school friends. After a while, the
    party gets out of hand and the house gets completely wrecked, so when
    the parents turn up at the house, they are false to bring the house
    back to it’s normal condition. That’s about it really! For a movie that
    is primarily based around the party, I am surprised that they needed
    such a big budget but it made a hefty profit at the box office so I’m
    sure that the studio must be begging for a sequel. I personally
    couldn’t get into the film and I totally lost interest after a while so
    it has to get the thumbs down from me. Disappointing!

    Round-Up: Although I didn’t really enjoy this movie, I’m sure that all
    of the Saturday Night Live, Parks & Recreation and 30 Rock fans will
    love it. These two popular American TV stars, also starred in Baby Mama
    together and you can clearly see there close chemistry when there both
    on screen together. In this movie, they got on my nerves after a while
    and they were both as silly as the each other, even though Maura was
    supposed to be the sensible one but I must admit, I was expecting much
    more from the film. Anyway, this movie was directed by Jason Moore, 45,
    who also brought you the first Pitch Perfect movie in 2012, which was
    much better than the sequel. He hasn’t got much experience in the movie
    world but he has directed episodes of Brothers & Sisters, Everwood, One
    Tree Hill, Dawsons Creek and Trophy Wife. For an American audience,
    this movie worked, from many different aspects, but for an worldwide
    audience, I’m not too sure that people will get it.

    Budget: £30million Worldwide Gross: $105million

    I recommend this movie to people who are into their comedies starring
    Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, James Brolin, Ike Barinholtz,
    Dianne West, John Cena, John Leguizamo and Adrian Martinez. 3/10

  • lavatchMay 1, 2016Reply

    A Fizzle

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  • The CouchpotatoesMay 2, 2016Reply

    I was expecting much more

    When I saw that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were in the cast I had high
    expectations for this comedy. Because normally they are really funny.
    But in Sisters they fail to make it a comedy that you will remember
    like some other comedies you won’t ever forget about. It’s not really
    their fault, it’s just the script and the storyline that are a bit
    boring and childish. And it’s not that I didn’t laughed once because I
    did occasionally, but it was just sporadic with the odd silly joke
    every-now and then. I think teenagers will have more fun watching this
    movie then me. For me it was just another dull comedy like I saw tons
    of it before. Not that I regret watching it. It’s just that I won’t
    remember anything about it in a week. And with good comedies I usually
    don’t forget hilarious scenes ever. And that’s not the case with
    Sisters.

  • westsideschlMay 2, 2016Reply

    Ellen DeGeneres Promotion

    I have the DVR on before the news which catches some of the Ellen show
    where yet another mutual benefitting money making narcissistic
    self-promoting guest (Ellen as well as the so called star) were both
    extolling their virtues to those females out there who need fantasy to
    give meaning to their lives. Usual lots of talk about booze; implied
    sex; look-at-me physiques (they’re not athletes, they just hire
    trainers); put-down humor; selling lots of environment destructive
    materialism. What has this to do with ”Sisters”? Well, one of the stars
    (don’t know which one) and Ellen where selling this film (as well as
    inflating each other) as one of the best and funniest of the year.
    Since I’m easy to sell to I decided to rent it. Gawd awful it was! It
    basically was a reiteration of the Ellen issues listed above with an
    additional favorite hook of NY area film studios, i.e. the usual
    romantic and friend dysfunctional relationships contrived to add
    emotionally charged conflict to spice things up.

  • Mark Turner ([email protected])May 9, 2016Reply

    Comedies Should Be Funny

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  • chiquitagallionMay 15, 2016Reply

    Terrible

    Not funny at all I found this very boring. I like both of these ladies
    and was disappointed that this movie didn’t make me laugh. I don’t
    think they put much into this movie. I didn’t get the humor I thought
    it was like they were trying something different. This one was the
    worst ever. Sorry ladies sometimes that happens i guess. I don’t recall
    not one scene that made me laugh. I hated the way they kept playing
    with words it seemed never ending and annoying it’s like just get to
    the point. I would love to see them work with Melissa McCarthy. We all
    have different opinions so maybe some else would get the humor of this
    movie it just didn’t do it for me. I loved Baby Momma great movie. Amy
    seemed tired when making this movie lol. Better luck on the next one
    ladies I will continue to watch your movies as I said I love these
    ladies but this particular one just didn’t impress me at all. But until
    next time smooches to y’all……….muah!!!!

  • imdb-21226May 19, 2016Reply

    A severe misuse of potential

    I like both of the leading actors a good bit. I didn’t have huge
    expectations but I expected a decent ride with some good writing.

    I was really disappointed. The basic story of the film is hugely flawed
    to begin with.. overlooking that premise.. its still a really bad film.

    It is obviously largely an improv exercise. But the thing is, with a
    film where there is so much unscripted dialog, there is a tendency to
    come up with extreme, off the wall reactions which can really really
    fall flat.

    James Brolin didn’t seem like he has acted in years. Diane Wiest who is
    such a great actress, is way above doing this film.

    All in all a very disappointing view for me.. I am glad it only cost me
    $1.50.

  • morrison-dylan-fanJune 5, 2016Reply

    Sister Act.

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  • lor_June 13, 2016Reply

    What if a failed SNL sketch ran two hours long?

    Amy Poehler and her co-star/producer Tina Fey are uber-talented
    performers -no one questions that. But one has to question their
    capacity for necessary self- criticism before handing in a ”work of
    art”, which cinema aspires to, although one wouldn’t suspect it capable
    of same after watching ”Sisters”. This is frankly among the worst major
    studio A-level production films released since the close of the Silent
    Era.

    Would that the twosome had remained silent. They elected, clearly as an
    integral element of the project, to go ”Blue” – litter the screen with
    vulgarity and porno-film language (without the XXX visuals of course).
    One of my favorite comedians growing up was Woody Woodbury, a Florida
    comic big in the ’50s and ’60s who had several hit comedy LPs a la
    Newhart & Cosby. He would mark one side of an album ”The Blue Side”,
    and listening to both, it was clear he could be funny with or without
    extreme vulgarity of the Redd Foxx/Belle Barth school. This was before
    warning labels were invented.

    Obviously Fey & Amy are funny without, but you’d never know it per
    ”Sisters”. The basic ”high-concept” premise, of arrested-development
    characters aged 42 reverting to their high school memories and antics,
    not via a reunion but rather a blow-out party on the occasion of the
    sisters losing their ancestral home, is cornball and the plot
    developments it inspires, notably the silly romance of Amy with an
    easy-going handy man stud of a neighbor plus final reels ”suspense” as
    Fey must shift gears and work toward preserving the sold house to get
    the inheritance- style bequest and start a new life, rather than
    continuing its childish destruction, are preposterously old-hat.

    So we suffer through sketch antics of the duo and many
    tough-to-embarrass alumni and alumnae of SNL, doing slapstick and
    idiotic turns that are always infantile. A horrible Pauly Shore comedy
    film of the ’90s is far superior to the kindergarten-level humor
    presented here, gussied up with soft-X language but still aimed at
    morons. Pretending the audience is even dumber than it is (I’m not
    pretending that today’s moviegoers are sophisticated, given their
    predilection for fake 3-D, fake IMAX and anything the DC and Marvel
    conglomerates throw at them) strikes me as not merely insulting but
    clearly counter-productive to one’s career.

    Finally, the worst sin committed by ”Sisters” and its progenitors is a
    more subtle issue that has bothered me of late. My favorite and the key
    independent filmmaker of all time was John Cassavetes, and audiences
    and some critics believed his films were improvised -that was the tag
    hung around his neck. In fact he work-shopped his movies, with lots of
    rehearsals involving improv, used to lock in the final script. Poehler
    & Fey have taken this one step further and drained the life out of the
    spontaneity that makes their stand-up careers so successful.

    Even Jonathan Winters, perhaps the greatest improviser/stream of
    consciousness comic ever, had signposts and familiar long-developed
    ideas that would come out when he would pick up some prop and speak
    spontaneously, often with hilarious results. But watching ”Sisters”
    every routine, especially the shaggy-dog crap of Poehler endlessly
    mispronouncing the Korean manicurist’s name, is dead, having been
    over-thought and finally making the movie’s final cut ”as if” it were
    spontaneous. ”Fake spontaneity” is far worse and even more boring than
    the canned, overly tight ”filmed play” phenomenon at the other end of
    the spectrum, as evidenced here.

  • Mariela ([email protected])June 15, 2016Reply

    Come ‘on! with this cast you could have done better!!

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  • BrooklynJune 17, 2016Reply

    Ridiculous, Boring Movie…

    I knew that this movie would be silly, because Amy Pohler and Tina Fey
    never do anything serious together, but I was also expecting it to be
    FUNNY. Like ”Trainwreck” funny. Or ”Bridesmaids” funny. But it’s not.
    At all. To my surprise, I didn’t laugh out loud once. This movie
    reminds me of like old school Jim Carrey or Will Farrell. The kind of
    dumb humor that’s *supposed* to be ridiculous, but just doesn’t make
    you laugh. There was no real plot either. It felt like they just jumped
    from the middle of the movie to the end and left out a bunch of missing
    scenes/story line. All I have to say is that I’m glad I rented this at
    RedBox, because I would’ve been upset if I had paid to go see this at
    the theater…

  • kosmaspJune 23, 2016Reply

    Humor is a funny thing

    You know with humor it depends not only on the viewer, but the mood the
    viewer is in. It might be just what that person likes to watch, but
    maybe not at that exact moment in time. One thing is for sure, if you
    don’t think Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are funny, first of all I would
    disagree, but again, point of view and all, but you should not waste
    your time watching this.

    If you are open minded or like them from the get go anyway, you will
    have quite a lot of fun with this. It’s not without it’s flaws and has
    it’s pacing issues, where you feel like the movie slowed to a stop.
    Still the genuine, goofy and awkward moments win over at the end. I
    wish I had sisters like that, flaws and all. Because in the end, we’re
    not perfect either … Accept that and enjoy this really funny display
    of a two women journey

  • mintandberryJune 30, 2016Reply

    these women are hilarious

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  • Nicole CJuly 8, 2016Reply

    A mediocre story, with silly characters make for a silly comedy.

    This film has many awkward scenes, with the characters being quite
    immature and childlike. While this can make you laugh by its absurdity,
    don’t expect a good comedy from it.

    Fey and Poehler’s characters are equally as silly and their characters
    are the center point of the film. There’ll always be one or the other
    engaging in some questionably weird act or conversation. Though this
    film can be considered quite funny, laughs are generated not from
    jokes, but by how unbelievable it is.

    I don’t really know what to say about this film. It can be enjoyable as
    a casual comedy, without having to pay attention too closely to what’s
    going on. You could even leave it in the background and carry on doing
    other things.

    While it is funny at times, there is no substantial material delivered.
    It’s one of those shallow comedies that are fun to watch once in a
    while.

  • adonis98-743-186503July 12, 2016Reply

    I agree with the reviews

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  • jsngalleryJuly 16, 2016Reply

    Constant yelling and screaming

    I got through 15 minutes and I was so aggravated, so annoyed, so p’d
    off that I couldn’t change the channel fast enough. It was constant
    yelling. Not to mention I didn’t laugh once. It really isn’t funny. I
    wanted it to be. I love parks and rec, can’t get enough actually, but
    this was like two college kids got their moms to be in their video for
    class. PS. that was the end of my review but when I clicked submit for
    preview it said my review wasn’t long enough?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    Really?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Dude, I’m not a big talker, you know
    a man of few words, and you’re telling me to add more
    words?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Seriously?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Do you know
    the sh karma that is attached to me????? Let me know how bad it gets
    and if / when you want it to stop. DvL aLl RUlEr o th dk

  • theglitzangelsJuly 18, 2016Reply

    Huge letdown

    This movie was the biggest disappointment of all time. After the first
    30 minutes I was questioning what possessed them to make this film. It
    was like a wanna be Neighbors or Project X. Major FAIL!! It was
    Awkward, annoying, immature, terrible jokes, ridiculous circumstances,
    unbelievable scenarios. I had such a different view of what this movie
    was going to be and it was nothing like I imagined ! I thought it would
    be a feel good, girls night instant classic ! But it was the opposite.
    Instant trash!

    I rented this movie from red-box and I want my $1.62 back! I’m soooo
    surprised at how horrible this film was, I had such high expectations
    for these two leading ladies ! I have seen them do better , so for them
    to pull this, is nonsense ! I figured with a cast complied of such
    usually funny and brilliant comediennes this would be a win, sadly it
    was not ! I would say don’t waste your time, but you probably want to
    see what all the talk is about, so go ahead and see for yourself.
    Absolutely terrible.

  • ArgemalucoJuly 22, 2016Reply

    Sisters

    I will say it from the beginning: my admiration for Tina Fey and Amy
    Poehler will probably reduce the already questionable objectivity of
    this review even more. I have seen 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation
    from the beginning to the end an alarming number of times, and I think
    both Fey and Poehler are monumental comedians. However, that admiration
    didn’t avoid me from recognizing the problems of Sisters. To start
    with, the screenplay is built on a shaky structure which combines
    prefabricated characters and predictable situations we already know by
    heart; and besides, some of them are poorly implemented, such as the
    affair of Fey’s character’s daughter or the pseudo-romance between
    Poehler’s character and her bland neighbor. In short, Sisters tells a
    story with hollow characters, stale clichés and whims from screenwriter
    Paula Pell (another graduate of Saturday Night Live); however, it made
    me laugh a good number of times. The big ”funny” scenes of Sisters
    usually fail, but the authentic laughs flourish during the interstices
    of the film, when Fey, Poehler and many ”guests” (including Greta Lee,
    Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Jon Glaser, John Lutz,
    Heather Matarazzo, Sue Galloway and even wrestler John Cena) add
    spontaneous comments or quite funny details, which are even useful for
    the development of their respective characters. Nevertheless, I don’t
    pretend to insult Pell; many of her concepts work, such as the
    character played by the great John Leguizamo; the ”That looks amazing
    on you” scene; and the warm indifference of the parents, perfectly
    played by James Brolin and Dianne Wiest. In fact, I think that Pell’s
    work in this case consisted on creating a simple story which could
    navigate on ”automatic pilot”, allowing director Jason Moore (whose
    previous film was the excellent Pitch Perfect) and the cast to have the
    appropriate, fertile and flexible, setting to create this type of free
    and semi-improvised humor. So, I found Sisters a decent comedy which
    fulfilled with its mission of making me laugh. Instead of telling a
    ”funny” story, it’s more of an excuse to throw the audience uncountable
    micro-sketches, with a rate of laugh which was positive in my
    particular case. I don’t know whether it will be so for other people,
    but I personally give it a moderate recommendation, specially to other
    fans of Fey, Poehler and their collaborations in Saturday Night Live.

  • SnoopyStyleJuly 26, 2016Reply

    SNL overload

    Maura Ellis (Amy Poehler) is the overly responsible divorced nurse. Her
    sister Kate Ellis (Tina Fey) is the irresponsible one who lost her job
    and her home. Kate’s daughter Haley (Madison Davenport) is tired of her
    irresponsibility and secretly moves in with Maura. The sisters are
    shocked when their parents (James Brolin, Dianne Wiest) sell their
    childhood Orlando home. The girls decide to throw one final blowout
    party with their former school friends. Maura invites cute neighbor
    James (Ike Barinholtz). Kate reluctantly accepts being ”party mom” and
    not invite enemy Brinda (Maya Rudolph). Dave (John Leguizamo) calls up
    drug dealer Pazuzu (John Cena).

    I love Tina-Amy and I hope they don’t turn into Adam Sandler. He is
    repeating the worst of his humor with his gang of regulars. The ladies
    are showing signs of a similar crutch. It’s a bunch of SNL friends
    doing a wild premise. It doesn’t work quite as well. The funniest scene
    is Korean pedicurist Hae-Won (Greta Lee). Even the post credit bloopers
    of that scene are the funniest. Yet they step on the comedy by changing
    her character at the party. There are familiar faces like Bobby
    Moynihan, Rachel Dratch, and Samantha Bee. John Cena was funnier in
    Trainwreck and Barinholtz is funnier in most everything else since he’s
    more of a straight man here. The butt thing is funny but they need to
    be daring and pull it out. I still love the Tina-Amy team but I would
    like for them to get out of the SNL trap.

  • keith-w8888August 3, 2016Reply

    Watched it several times….

    Great soundtrack, nice cutting, more character development than a lot
    of Hollywood’s offerings, demographically a chick flick for the over
    30’s but it made me laugh and I’m an older guy. Very quick dialogue,
    lots and lots of color, central characters are both flawed but human
    and apart from the saccharin ending, really entertaining. I see lots of
    reviews by offended Americans but I guess that is because it is also a
    piece of social commentary, and in some ways, society doesn’t come off
    that well. But the only way anyone can improve is by seeing and
    admitting their flaws, if you can’t do even that, then I guess you
    really are arrested. Lots of great little supporting roles and
    features, good slapstick and plenty of physical comedy, what’s not to
    like? Swearing? Well, there’s a bit, but it’s not super offensive. less
    than perfect characters? Get real… And of course great chemistry
    between the protagonists…

  • TurfseerAugust 29, 2016Reply

    Project X meets Generation X in this mostly unfunny Fey-Poehler vehicle

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  • gasi-1September 5, 2016Reply

    Don’t watch this

    A terrible comedy with basically no story-line, the really bad puns and
    jokes are too far-fetched and exaggerated. Seriously, I expected more
    from Tina and Amy. There were a couple of cringe-worthy scenes that
    totally made me leave my comfort zone. I kind of grew up on American
    Pie, but compared to the American Pie movies, I consider this more
    vulgar. Furthermore, the acting was mediocre. Nonetheless, I did enjoy
    some scenes thanks to the MILF factor omnipresent in the movie.

    On the whole, if you want to watch a good comedy, then try something
    else. I watched this movie with my girlfriend and she almost fell
    asleep due boredom and the mediocrity of the movie.

  • d.e.katzSeptember 10, 2016Reply

    The Blooper Reel at the end was better than the movie.

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  • rwf999September 12, 2016Reply

    Wanted Bridesmaids, got weak SNL

    I really wanted to like this but the two leads were FAR more annoying
    than funny. Depressing and stupid didn’t work here. There’s maybe 3
    laughs in the whole film. Okay, maybe 5, strictly at the beginning.
    Gave it a chance, I think, but it just didn’t get better. After 45
    minutes, kept it on in the b.g, checking in a few times and at the end,
    but still only a few bits worked.

    At least Ike B. was good. It was a much better film when he was on. He
    apparently was the normal human.

    Oh, well, taste can’t be disputed. On the other hand, I bet a lot of
    folks didn’t love this either. Sorry, Tina — I like your commercials
    better.

  • Andrew GoldSeptember 14, 2016Reply

    Intermittently funny, but not the riot it could have been.

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are two of the funniest comedians working
    right now. Sisters feels like the vehicle they need to play out any
    absurd fantasy they wanted to with no shortage of laughs. In that
    regard, Sisters is fairly hit or miss. The chemistry between the two of
    them is electric, and there are a handful of good laughs scattered
    amidst the almost two-hour runtime. The problems stem from the writing
    itself. I have no doubt most of the comedic scenes in the movie are
    improvised, but the forced drama is what drags out the movie. It had no
    reason to push the two-hour mark. An hour-and-a-half of these
    shenanigans would have been perfect. By the time the party is over, it
    feels like the movie could’ve been wrapped up in the next five minutes,
    but it continues for another 20 or so minutes with no laughs
    whatsoever.

    The party scene itself is great, though. The entire plot is based
    around this party that the sisters want to throw in their childhood
    home before their parents sell it. Once all the supporting cast shows
    up, including the ever-hilarious John Cena in another eccentric
    tough-guy role, it becomes a riot. The scene itself takes up about half
    the movie’s runtime, thankfully. It’s the stories surrounding it, like
    the forced drama between the parents and the whole arc of the sisters
    having to get their act together, that drags the film down. It’s
    roughly half comedy and half drama, with the comedy elements hitting
    and the dramatic elements missing.

    When compared to other female led comedies like Bridesmaids, Sisters
    doesn’t really hold up. It’s not as funny, it’s far too long, and the
    dramatic beats don’t work. But as its own vehicle for Fey and Poehler,
    Sisters shows a lot of promise, and hopefully they will have a better
    project together soon.

  • magus-4September 16, 2016Reply

    Liberating, funny and sweet

    I read the 1 and 2 star reviews and had second thoughts about watching
    this movie. But I did it anyway because I love Poehler and Fey, looked
    through the cast list and liked it a lot and also realized that most of
    the bad reviews were negative because the authors didn’t appreciate
    profanities, drug and sex references and juvenile jokes. Glad I did.
    Loved it. And loved to see these ladies go all the way without losing
    their Poehler-ness and Fey-ness. They have great chemistry of course.
    But the big chunk of funny are the dialogues. The situations set them
    up and weren’t really important as far as I’m concerned. Although
    There’s a story line that keeps everything together and flowing which
    is nice. Act one paints their relationship and life situation. Act two
    sends things to the next level. And the short act three is a nice way
    to finish.

    All in all a solid 8/10 for entertainment value. But 10/10 because I’m
    an even bigger fan of Mrs. Poehler and Fey!

  • smortttSeptember 16, 2016Reply

    Don’t waste time

    A movie has to be funny enough to balance the vulgar– this one wasn’t.
    Didn’t laugh nearly enough to make up for the gross parts. Good try but
    no. Just no. Don’t waste your money or your time on this movie. Some of
    the characters straight up Made me mad to the point of putting a knot
    in my stomach. I fast forwarded a couple different scenes because they
    were just unnecessarily gross. I love these actresses which is why I
    rented this movie but I was highly disappointed. They have made
    hilariously successful movies in the past but this one just didn’t
    measure up. It was awkward and uncomfortable at times, literally made
    me cringe at points. No no no. Major disappointment.

  • jojifreySeptember 24, 2016Reply

    It gets better

    You watched it at first and shocked your pants because who would be
    entertained watching 2 above adult women making jokes as if they were
    14 year old teenagers?

    But then after a glass or two, and the tipsy kicks in, that is where
    this movie starts hitting the marks.

    I can laugh my arse off watching these two hysterical comedians dancing
    their way off their double 21 party.

    The whole story is no brainer, but the feel good is enough for those
    reminiscing souls needing a good laugh and a good drink.

    Watch it when you really need something entertaining. Girls only.

  • Sara GiuOctober 1, 2016Reply

    Good Stuff

    It made me reminisce about high school. You can still have fun as an
    adult – boom. No matter how old you are you still like a good party.
    There are laugh out loud moments. I really appreciated their
    throwbacks.Good stuff. So many amazing quotes that will become even
    funnier the second time around – like super troopers. ”I say tonight we
    party like Vikings, because we know we could die tomorrow!” I just want
    to say I enjoyed this movie and love these ladies. There are a lot of
    cruddy comedies out there and this is up there with Bridesmaids – in my
    book. Yes it hits on some typically cliques but overall it’s pretty
    funny. This is line eight, I did it.Yeah! I made it to ten lines.I hope
    I can now submit my review.

  • dallasryanOctober 19, 2016Reply

    Worth Watching for One

    This is a great cast of actors, a great talent pool within this film.
    However, Sisters is not that funny of a film unfortunately. I probably
    would have given this film a 4 or 5 if it hadn’t been for one who stole
    the film, and made every one of his scenes hilarious. Tina Fey is
    beautiful and a great actress, Amy Poehler is a good actress, Dianne
    Wiest is a great actress and so forth and so on.

    Except for a few funny scenes that Maya Rudolph has, the one who steals
    the show and makes this movie worth watching, in this worthy talent
    pool, is John Cena. He is absolutely hilarious in every scene. He has
    great comedic timing, he’s a natural. He was very funny in Trainwrecked
    too.

    The only reason I recommend this film is to see the laugh out loud,
    scene stealing John Cena. He’s a riot in this one. Check it out for
    him.

  • julyanstephensOctober 21, 2016Reply

    People need to chill the F out

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  • Stuart GreifNovember 21, 2016Reply

    Disgusting Beyond Belief

    I wish I could give this piece of puerile garbage a big fat zero stars.
    I seem to be in good company in panning this cinematic abortion.

    I am no prude, but the non-stop vulgarity just about unhinged me. I’ve
    long been a Tina Fey fan, but I’m off her now for good.

    The only funny part was when the main male character landed on a
    dancing ballerina music box, and it went straight up his jacksy. I hope
    he was in a lot of pain.

    What an insult to our intelligence is this movie. I felt like opening
    the window after it was finally over.

    I’m glad I saw it for free on SKY.

  • mattkratz ([email protected])December 9, 2016Reply

    comparably funny

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  • sol-December 10, 2016Reply

    Sister Act

    Dismayed to learn that their parents have decided to sell their
    childhood home without asking them, two sisters approaching middle age
    decide to throw one last party while their parents are away in this
    energetic comedy starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. As anyone who has
    watched them host the Golden Globes will know, Fey and Poehler have
    excellent chemistry together and they admirably make for convincing
    siblings here despite hardly looking alike. Outside of this undeniable
    talent, the film unfortunately has little going in its favour with
    gross-out gags and loud physical humour frequently favoured over wit
    and charm. The script has its heart in the right place, touching on
    heartfelt issues such as the inability to return to the carefree days
    of one’s youth, however, the wild shenanigans quickly take over any
    messages that the film has to offer. The key question to ask oneself
    before watching the film is how funny it sounds to have grown women
    acting like teenagers half their age. There is some amusement value for
    sure and a twist in the final 45 minutes adds some zest as Fey’s
    character futilely tries to stop the party, but as a film clocking in
    at around the two-hour mark, the material quickly wears thin with the
    twist coming too late in the piece. And yet, throughout thick and thin,
    Fey and Poehler give it their all, both having their fair share of
    heartfelt moments amidst the chaos. Fans of James Brolin and Dianne
    Wiest might also be interested in their brief turns as the sisters’
    parents, but of the supporting cast, it is surprisingly WWE star John
    Cena who steals the show.

  • chubbydaveFebruary 24, 2017Reply

    Middle Aged White People Can Party Too

    This movie is really about the party and not much else. It’s as if they
    said, ”Hey, wouldn’t it be a great idea to have a movie featuring a
    party with a bunch of middle aged, middle class white people?” And then
    they wrote a lame plot around the idea of a party.

    The party has every aspect of a great movie-party as if they had a
    checklist. Music, dancing, copious amounts of alcohol, illegal drugs,
    driving under the influence, a girl-on-girl fight, a noise complaint
    and a visit from the police, destruction of property, etc. The only
    thing they didn’t have was nudity.

    My suggestion is that you go live your own life. Go out with your own
    friends and have fun yourself and don’t waste your time watching this
    lame movie.

  • tyingling7766April 7, 2017Reply

    Sisters Review

    Who’s funnier than Tina and Amy together? Not really anyone, that’s
    who. These two being in Sisters together proves it.

    Synopsis: Sisters Kate and Maura Ellis are summoned home to clean out
    their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house,
    much to their dismay. 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 a ground-down adults really need.
    Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Director: Jason Moore

    So, I have heard a lot of people compare this movie to Step- Brothers.
    First of all, people need to stop doing that. They judge movies in the
    wrong light if they compare. Secondly, Step-Brothers was a horrible
    movie (yet something else people need to stop saying in that
    Step-Brothers is a funny movie). As it is, Step-Brothers doesn’t
    compare to this movie.

    There was little to nothing wrong with this movie. The only thing that
    I had a problem with was the fact that a mom didn’t have tabs on her
    own daughter. I am a parent myself, and I wouldn’t let my kids go away
    for a few months without knowing exactly what is going on. That’s just
    me though.

    Just have to put this one out there. Cena was hilarious for the little
    time he was in the movie. And it wasn’t even Cena. Most of the
    supporting cast, including James Brolin and Diane Wiest, had some of
    the funniest parts in the movie.

    Some people look at movies and wonder why they had been made. I have
    done that on more than one occasion. With this movie, I did not do
    that. I wonder why this movie was made sooner. The funniest part about
    it is that there is supposed to be comedy throughout the movie. The
    movie did have a bit of comedy, but it was the story that drove the
    movie.

    Final Thoughts: Watch this movie. That’s the best thing I can say, just
    watch the movie. You’ll thank me for it later.

    Rating: 8 out of 10

  • slimer8489May 22, 2017Reply

    Am I the only one that DIDN’T like this film?

    I went to see this movie right after we saw Alvin and the Chipmunks:
    The Road Chip (admittedly, we snuck into this one). This movie wasn’t a
    good experience, but it wasn’t as bad as an experience as Why Him was.

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler seem to have some talent with them. I never
    really seen anything that they’re in, but they had okay performances
    here. But for a comedy, it wasn’t very funny. I don’t recall laughing.
    At all. But yet, the whole theater was. I’m sorry, but I just don’t
    find Tina Fey cussing up a storm funny. I guess that scene where she
    rolls around on the floor like a child was kinda funny, but I remember
    it being kind of forced.

    There’s nothing much to say about this one. I didn’t really like this
    one. The only thing I did like about it was John Cena.

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