Movies & TV2 Minute Film Review: Sisters

2 Minute Film Review: Sisters

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This week saw the Blu-ray and DVD release of the movie Sisters, and here is our two minute spoiler free review.

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When the Ellis sisters, the always-responsible Maura (Poehler) and impossibly hotheaded Kate (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.

Produced by Tina Fey and Jay Roach (Meet the Parents franchise) and executive-produced by Amy Poehler from a script by Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock), Sisters also features an all-star comedy cast including Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors), John Leguizamo (Ride Along), John Cena (Trainwreck), James Brolin (Catch Me If You Can), Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters), Rachel Dratch (30 Rock), Samantha Bee (The Daily Show) and Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live).

BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES:

• Commentary with Director Jason Moore, Star/Producer Tina Fey, Star/Executive Producer Amy Poehler and Writer Paula Pell

  • Commentary – Extended Version – with Director Jason Moore, Star/Producer Tina Fey, Star/Executive Producer Amy Poehler and Writer Paula Pell
  • Gag Reel
  • The Improvorama
  • How To Throw A Party
  • Grown-Up Parties Suck
  • The Alex Chronicles
  • The Original Sister
  • The Kate And Pazuzu Chronicles
  • A Teen Movie…For Adults
  • Pool Collapse VFX
  • Deleted Scenes: The Dan and Kim Story, The Cover Charge Runner, Arrival at the Parents’ Condo, Kate’s Tale of Woe, Maura Controls Her Feelings, Maura Pushes Too Hard, Brinda Wreaks More Havoc, The Geernts Get Theirs, Maura Takes One Last Look
  • Extended Scenes: Shopping with Brinda, Hae-Won Arrives, Uh-oh – It’s a PoPo, Kate Has to Party-Mom Kelly, Kate and Alex Go Downhill, Maura and James Review High School, Hae-Won and Kate Reminisce, Brinda Gets the Sale, Be That You

DVD BONUS FEATURES:

  • Gag Reel
  • The Improvorama
  • Deleted Scenes: The Dan and Kim Story, The Cover Charge Runner, Arrival at the Parents’ Condo, Kate’s Tale of Woe, Maura Controls Her Feelings, Maura Pushes Too Hard, Brinda Wreaks More Havoc, The Geernts Get Theirs, Maura Takes One Last Look

Here is a short interview with stars Amy Poehler and Tina Fey:

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Sisters, but being a fan of both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler I was curious to find out just what would happen when both of these very funny people were on-screen together.

Amy Poehler plays Maura, a divorced nurse who just wants to help people but is too scared to get back out in the world, and Tina Fey plays her sister Kate who can’t hold down a job, has nowhere to live and has a daughter who doesn’t want anything to do with her. The premise of the film is that their parents, played brilliantly by James Brolin and Dianne Wiest, are selling their childhood home and so Kate and Maura decided to have one last party at the house and they invite all their childhood friends. After all, what could possibly go wrong?

The cast works really well together, and there’s even an appearance by WWE star John Cena as a drug dealer with a lot of tattoos!

If you think the premise sounds a little like Risky Business you would be right, but the film even acknowledges that.

There is both the theatrical version of the film and an extended cut included on the disc.

The extras that come with the film are very funny and will keep you amused after you have finished watching the film, and I do recommend watching them as both Fey and Poehler are extremely funny!

Sisters is a lot of fun and is definitely worth watching – so what are you waiting for?

Sisters is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

© 2016 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Andrew Edney
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I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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