Finally a comedy that is hilarious, re-watchable and doesn't give away all the funny parts in the preview. I loved this movie. (by cosmo_tiger)
"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 <more>
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+.
Hilarious, heartfelt, and downright dysfunctional! (by Ramascreen)
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 <more>
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.
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 <more>
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.
Funniest movie I have seen since Animal House (by bmennen)
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 <more>
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.
Comedy much more advanced than current societal mentality (by rentself)
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 <more>
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.
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 <more>
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.
Funny heartfelt comedy that's sexy and crude and it brings back past memories before a new future. (by blanbrn)
"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 <more>
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!
A commendable and laidback comedy affair that tackles more than most non-Apatow comedies can in the modern day (by StevePulaski)
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 <more>
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."
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 <more>
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?