The movie is exactly what you would expect from a comedy, it’s funny, it’s silly and it’s so far from reality that you just get lost in their world.
When their parents 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 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 gals soon realize that there may not be a house left to sell once the dust settles.
Personally I prefer a movie with some sense of reality in it in saying that while being extremely over the top it does have some hilarious moments too. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are the perfect actors for the roles they play. While for the majority of the movie Maura is quite uptight it’s awesome to see her let loose and enjoy herself. Kate the wild child is definitely relatable as the one who has nothing sorted out in life. She’s just having fun and while she does have a child she’s probably not really mum material. By the end of the movie you really do feel a connection with Kate and she begins to take her duties as a mother more seriously.
The soundtrack of the movie is perfect. Everything from ‘Fur Elise’ by Ludwig van Beethoven to ‘F**k Love’ by Iggy Azalea make an appearance in the movie. I like the directors use of music to portray the mood and the vibe of the party. At the beginning of the party as the high school friends are getting into it there are some old song that they would have listened to while they were growing up. When the party really gets going there are a whole bunch of more recent hits. They were letting go of the past and just enjoying the moment which the music effectively reflected.
The majority of the film take place in Maura and Kate’s childhood home. I like the way the director has included fine details with the house for example on one of the walls there is a height chart where as the kids have grown their parents have kept note if how tall they are on a wall. It’s fine details like this that make the locations more homely and more real. Another thing that made the film more realistic was the fact that they didn’t live in a mansion. While the house was nice it wasn’t anything super extravagant. It was homely.
While the movie is hilarious it might not make the best family movie night with drug use and offensive langue. Date night or girls night on the other hand this will be the perfect laugh for a movie night! I definitely would recommend going and watching sisters, With a rating of 60% on Rotten Tomatoes, 6.6/10 on IMDB and 58% on Metacritic it’s not going to be life changing but it is going to entertain you for 1hr 58 minutes.
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