"Sisters will be the next Bridesmaids."
If you're fed up to here (I'm pointing to my forehead) with gross-out comedies featuring man children behaving badly, then Sisters is an oasis in the desert. It's laugh-out-loud funny, with the always wonderful Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in the lead roles.
The two very talented comedic actors relish their roles as sisters — Fey as Kate, selfish beautician and bad mother of teenage daughter Haley (Madison Davenport), and Poehler as kind-hearted, self-sacrificing nurse, Maura. In their own way, these 40-somethings have never really grown up, so when Mum and Dad (Dianne Wiest and James Brolin) sell the family home and Kate and Maura have to clean out their rooms before the handover, they throw the party to end all parties, inviting all their old friends.
The scene is set for an increasingly manic series of events involving lots of alcohol and drugs. Yes, some of it's gross-out comedy and Tina Fey's character in particular has a potty mouth, but it's so funny you really don't mind, plus it's cleverly written by Paula Pell so it's not just vulgarity for the sake of it like many of the male-dominated comedies clogging up the multiplexes. Director is Jason Moore of Pitch Perfect fame.
Fey and Poehler are badarse women behaving just as badly as the men but with a lot more wit and style. It's pretty much a certainty that Sisters will be the next Bridesmaids for popularity and box office big bucks.
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