"Sisters" stars Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Ike Barinholtz. Released on December 18, 2015, the film has two sisters throwing one last party at their childhood home, which their parents are about to sell.
The film is directed by Jason Moore, who is known for directing Pitch Perfect. After revisiting the galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it is time for me to look at the other films that dared to challenge the Jedi Knights, starting with an R-rated comedy starring SNL stars/three-time Golden Globe co-hosts Tina Fey and Joy…uh, I mean Amy Poehler. These two actresses did a great job hosting last year's Golden Globe Awards, so now the big test is to see how they perform on the big screen.
Fey and Poehler portray two sisters; one is considered childish and jobless (Fey) and the other is uptight and single (Poehler). Now this is the part where I say that I could not imagine someone else playing those two parts. Not only were they great in their roles, but their chemistry together was nothing short of perfection. What I liked about this kind of film is how the chemistry between the two actors mixed well with the characters who have different characteristics than the other. This film does that very well without getting too carried away. It's all about finding the right spark. The humor in this film was well-handled, although there were some jokes that were a bit forced or random. The problem with the humor is that it's not hilariously funny, it's just 'chuckle-funny'. Oh sure, there were a couple of jokes that were just flat-out funny, but they didn't leave a lasting impression. The story is pretty decent, but it does get a little predictable at times. By the time it reached the third act, everything else does get a bit…stale. The film knew what it was doing during the first and second acts, but later on, it got a little out of control like the sisters' house party. There were also times where some of the raunchy humor got in the way of some heartwarming moments.
Overall, while it's not as hilarious as it could've been nor story-driven, "Sisters" is a type of film that's worth partying to thanks to some brilliant chemistry between Fey and Joy…(darn it), I mean Poehler, and some well-timed, yet a bit forced, humor. I apologize, I sometimes get Joy from Inside Out and Amy Poehler confused. Anyway, if you're in a mood for some laughs this holiday season, this is the film for you. The film's also good for a ladies night out, so grab some of your lady friends and get ready to party.