I watched the new Sisters movie (giveaway) over the weekend. As you can guess, the film is about two sisters. In this story, their parents sold their childhood home, so the girls decide to throw one last party. The film stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. They were good together in Baby Mama, and they didn’t disappoint in Sisters either. This time around, Tiny is the irresponsible one while Amy is the more serious sister. But even with the role reversal, the two of them were funny together. And they very believable as sisters in the movie. Sisters is available now in Digital HD and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on March 15th. Note: I received a movie for review on my blog.
The Animal House Party
The film is about two sisters, Maura and Kate Ellis. Maura, who is a nurse, is the responsible sister. Kate, a hair stylist, is unorganized and irresponsible. One day, the two sisters find out their parents are selling their childhood home. They fly down to Orlando to clear out their rooms. The two sisters spend night at their old home, and then decide to throw one last party. The party starts out tame at first, but then things implode and the party becomes on of those wild parties that you see in movies like Animal House.
The Need for Change
Even though a good part of the movie focuses on the epic party, the story does touch on the relationship between the two sisters. For instance, Maura is the responsible sister, but sometimes she’s too helpful — especially when it involves Kate’s daughter. Kate, as I mentioned previously, is a total disaster. As a result, Maura feels she has to be the serious one. Otherwise, everything would fall apart. But during the course of the story, they both realize they need to change.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are the big stars of the movie. Amy plays the part of the serious Maura Ellis, while Tina is the irresponsible Kate Ellis. They were both excellent in the film. Other cast members include Maya Rudolph (Brinda), Ike Barinholtz (James), James Brolin (Bucky Ellis), Dianne Wiest (Deana Ellis), John Cena (Pazuzu), John Leguizamo (Dave), Bobby Moynihan (Alex), Greta Lee (Hae-Won), Madison Davenport (Haley), Rachel Dratch (Kelly), Santino Fontana (Mr. Geernt), Britt Lower (Mrs. Geernt), and Samantha Bee (Liz). Sisters was directed by Jason Moore.
Sisters Special Features
The combo pack includes the movie in Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD formats. Both the R-rated and unrated versions are included. The R version is 118 minutes long, while the unrated version is 123 minutes long. In addition, the film includes the bonus features below.
- How to Throw a Party (Blu-ray only)
- Grown-Up Parties Suck (Blu-ray only)
- The Alex Chronicles (Blu-ray only)
- The Kate And Pazuzu Chronicles (Blu-ray only)
- A Teen Movie For Adults (Blu-ray only)
- The Original Sister (Blu-ray only)
- Pool Collapse Visual Effects (Blu-ray only)
- Deleted Scenes
- Extended Scenes
- Gag Reel
- The Improvorama
- Feature Commentary With Director Jason Moore, Star/Producer Tina Fey, Star/Executive Producer Amy Poehler and Writer Paula Pell
The theatrical version of Sisters is rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout, and drug use. I watched the unrated version of the film. There wasn’t any nudity or explicit sex scenes. However, there was a lot of profanity and dialog about sex and genitals in the unrated version. I have not seen the R version.
When the Ellis sisters, the always-responsible Maura (Amy Poehler) and impossibly hotheaded Kate (Tina Fey), receive word from their retired mom and dad that their family home is on the market, they discover they have one weekend left to clean out the old junk in their bedroom. As they comb through the artifacts of their teen years, Maura and Kate’s trip down memory lane leads them to a seemingly crazy plan. Looking to recapture their glory days, the sisters throw one final Ellis Island blowout for their classmates, resulting in the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need.
More info: Sisters Blu-ray