I really enjoyed this film.
Sisters is about two sisters who return to their childhood home when their parents decide to sell it. They then decide to hold a big party with all of their old school friends.
The concept of the film is really unoriginal. It’s been done time and time again. This means that at no point did I not have any idea what was coming. It’s very predictable.
A similar thing can be said about the characters. One is the straight faced, good girl who does anything and everything to help others. The other is the wild child who can’t hold down a job and whose life is slowly falling apart. They’re stereotypes. Plain and simple. However, they’re played that well by the great Tina Fey and Amy Poehler that it really doesn’t matter.
There’s actually a subtle joke at one point that may be relating to this issue. Something along the lines of actors playing themselves and being referred to by their real names rather than their character names.
The supporting cast is great too. Yes, the characters are woefully underdeveloped but they do their jobs well. One of the standouts is pro-wrestler John Cena playing against type as a straight faced drug dealer. There’s another great performance by an annoying man whose name I forget and can’t be bothered to look up.
The film features some genuinely hilarious moments. From Amy Poehler trying to pronounce a name to a man landing on a music box (there are more).
The film doesn’t really get into the swing of things until the party starts. This is about an hour into proceedings. This means that the 1st hour lacks some energy and when the party ends, the film kinda stops being funny for the final fifteen minutes or so. At 2 hours long, the film is a bit too long.
Sisters is in many ways, a typical comedy. The big appeal of the film is seeing Tina Fey and Amy Poehler working alongside each other. They have great chemistry and the jokes throughout the film are really good. So much so, that the films flaws are a bit excusable.