Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for "Sisters," a new film from "Pitch Perfect" director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. 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 of ground-down adults really need. Fey produces the comedy alongside Jay Roach ("Meet the Parents" series), and Poehler executive produces from a script by Paula Pell (TV’s "Saturday Night Live," "30 Rock").
Director: Jason Moore
Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, John Leguizamo
Release Date: Dec 18, 2015
Rated R for crude Sexual Content and Language Throughout, and For Drug Use.
Runtime: 1 hr. 58 min.
Sisters lives and dies by the chemistry of its two leads. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler take a recycled plot and keep it engaging enough to make it watchable and fairly enjoyable. The comedy is fairly broad and leans more on the vulgar side especially coming from these two. The film moves along at a steady pace with a sharp script keeping the whole thing from falling into too many dead zones, even though there are a few here and there. When the film works it really work, resulting in some seriously laugh out loud moments. Even when it’s not landing the way it should its likable enough because of the leads. Tina Fey plays against type and does surprisingly well. Poehler is a bit more predictable with her character coming off as a variation of Leslie Knope. The supporting cast is a whose who of SNL cast mates with Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, and Bobby Moynihan leaving the best impressions. Sisters isn’t a classic but it’s strong enough to have you leaving the theater grinning especially if your fans of the films two stars.