Sisters Film Review

Film Review by Jon E Clist

The Premise
Two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home.

The Review
There is not much that is needed to be said about this film. It is predictable and yet hilariously funny. It is clever at times and at others not so and rather crass. There are plenty of jokes involving drug taking, genitalia and the general attitude of not acting like an adult.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are clever comedians who certainly work well together and you get the feeling that making this film may have been more fun than watching it at times. They have shown over the years with their time on Saturday Night Live and other such appearances that they really are the best of any female comedy duos out there. In fact, Paula Pell wrote the two roles of the sisters just for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. So you could say it was destined to be this way.

Sisters is one of those films that will entertain you for a couple of hours but you won’t ever think of it again. That being said, I was super impressed that after watching the joke laden trailer for Sisters, I was definitely thinking that I had now already see all of the funny stuff from the film as is often the case with this style of comedy. Yet, I can share with you that there is much more than the trailer contains and there are plenty more laughs to be had.

The Verdict
If you liked Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect and similar films then you will have a good old laugh in this.

The Trailer

The Info
Releases: 7th January 2016
Rating: R16 – Contains drug use, sexual references and offensive language
Duration: 118 minutes 
Genre:  Comedy
Starring: Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph
Director: Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect)

The Extras

This movie was originally titled "The Nest".

Second movie Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have starred in as the main characters.

James Brolin and Dianne Wiest also work together as parents on Life in Pieces (2015).

Amy Poehler quotes the line "Paging Mr. Herman" from Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), which also features James Brolin.


Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have previously worked together in Mean Girls (2004).