Sisters is a 2015 comedy film directed by Jason Moore and starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. It is an expectedly okay film that lies on the strengths of its talented cast.
Yes, the story in Sisters is incredibly familiar and uninspired. The parents are selling their house and the two sisters organize one last party in it. The lessons they learn and the morale is very clichéd, but it is thankfully not that emphasized as those scenes are still humor-driven which I appreciated. But still, the story here is almost non-existent as the entire movie is mostly one giant party.
But the characters are quite solid and the two sisters are both very charming and extremely likable. Brinda is so typical as is Pazuzu, but I really liked James and the relationship between him and Maura is sweet. Although the major female characters here are strong, unfortunately the lesbian ones aren’t and are so stereotypical. And even worse are the Koreans who are so annoying.
The acting is the reason to see Sisters as both Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are magnificent in it. the others are also fine, but Tina Fey is so charismatic here and Amy is so charming. The two share such a great chemistry together, they are very funny and their relationship is sweet and the highlight of the film.
The humor should have certainly been better. I have to say that I was somewhat disappointed in it as there wasn’t as many hilarious scenes in it as I expected there would be. But it still has a couple of really funny lines and the dialogue is pretty good at times. Although some of the jokes are just countless curse words repeated over and over again, some are more clever and more memorable than that. And the physical comedy is solid here and there are some really laugh out loud moments here.
The pacing is problematic as it takes its time to get there and the middle part is just that party which is prolonged and takes too much of the running time. I didn’t mind it that much as it had its funny moments, but for the most part, it was a basic, typical stuff. The movie has its emotional scenes and they thankfully never go into overly emotional territory. And I liked the comedic tone and the fact that the drama wasn’t as present. But the screenplay is very familiar and not at all sophisticated despite some admittedly interesting scenes. But most of those dramatic, dialogue-driven scenes are forced. But Sisters is very charming and it is quite funny at times and wonderfully energetic and always very entertaining. It is a lot of fun which is why it is worth seeing despite its many flaws. The comedic duo at the center of it is so strong and so funny and the movie definitely owes a lot to those two as they definitely transcended this clichéd material and did the most they could with the script and dialogue that they were given. It is an okay film that is fun and sometimes hilarious, but is still a basic stuff with too many problems to enjoy it more.