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Sisters (Unrated)
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04.05.2016 By: Chris Bumbray
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Director:
Jason Moore

Actors:
Tina Fey
Amy Poehler

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Sisters Maura (Amy Poehler) and Kate (Tina Fey) are shocked to discover that their parents (James Brolin & Dianne Weist) are selling their beloved childhood home to move into a senior’s condo. With the house nearly empty and on the verge of being turned over to their new yuppie owners, the sisters decide to have one last party in an attempt to reclaim their teenage glory.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Despite opening up against STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (ever hear of it?) and the surprisingly popular DADDY’S HOME, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s SISTERS played to pretty respectable box-office receipts over the holiday season, handily out grossing the pair’s BABY MAMA. In a fresh spin on their established personas, Poehler plays the Fey part and vice-versa, with Poehler being the responsible, well-meaning sister while Fey is the relentless, irresponsible party animal. This actually works better than you’d think, and Fey seems to be having a ball really being turned loose as the crazier sis, who – natch – winds up having some issues to overcome and some personal growth to experience (not too much though – so don’t worry about this becoming maudlin).

On the extras, SISTERS is called a teen movie for adults, and that’s pretty apt. Basically, it’s an eighties teen flick if the protagonists were in their forties but not a heck of a lot more responsible. Most of the running time is devoted to Fey and Poehler’s insane high-school reunion party, which turns into a nightmare once John Cena turns up as a tattooed drug dealer and breaks out the coke and molly. While Fey and Poehler’s show, the supporting cast is terrific, with Cena once again having a blast making fun of his macho image (also done to great effect in TRAINWRECK and in a DADDY’S HOME cameo). The gals’ SNL cohort Maya Rudolph plays their arch nemesis, a queen bee turned suburban despot, with Bobbi Moynihan steals every scene as the desperate class cut-up who becomes an animal once the hard drugs are broken out. Cameos abound and while it’s a bit overlong at two hours, SISTERS is a pretty funny ride and consistently entertaining.

THE EXTRAS
Deleted Scenes: TONS of deleted scenes, some surprisingly meaty but given the length of the film best cut out.

Extended Scenes: A good ten minutes of extended scenes/alt takes, with even more to be found among the other extras.

Gag Reel: Pretty funny stuff as far as this kind of thing goes. It looks like this was a blast to work on.

The Improvorama: With a cast like this, improv is definitely on the books, and here’s eight full minutes of everyone riffing.

How to Throw a Party: Outtakes of a funny scene where the girls ask Kate McKinnon’s gay character how to throw a great party. Her ideas aren’t so rockin’.

Grown-Up Parties Suck: More deleted/alternate scenes showing the early moments of the girls’ party before it gets really fun (i.e – before the drugs show up).

The Alex Chronicles: These Bobby Moynihan outtakes are almost worth the price of the disc alone with tons of alt takes showing Alex as the nose candy drives him mental.

The Kate and Pazuzu Chronicles: Extended outtakes and improve moments for Tina Fey and John Cena initial meeting. Anyone else get that he’s named after the demon in EXORCIST 2?

A Teen Movie...For Adults: A ten minute EPK – standard stuff with cast/director interviews. The Original Sister: An interview with screenwriter Paula Pell, who reveals the movie is actually semi-based on her own relationship with her sister. Pell’s more in-line with the Poehler character.

Audio Commentary: A fun commentary track by Fey, Poehler and director Jason Moore, who previously directed PITCH PERFECT.

Additionally, SISTERS is available in both the theatrical cut and the unrated version which is only about three minutes longer. As usual this comes bundled with bonus DVD and digital versions.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Comedies have been going through a pretty rough patch at the box office, with only crappy movies like VACATION, DADDY’S HOME and GET HARD raking in the big-bucks. Luckily, SISTERS is the odd hit that’s actually funny and with the Blu-ray loaded with extras, it’s well worth picking up for Fey/Poehler fans.
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