SistersDVD of the Week Thursday, March 31st, 2016
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Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are as great a comedy team as any, and whether on Saturday Night Live, hosting the Golden Globes, or in the silly Baby Mama (2008), their easy connection and thrilling repartee is pure joy to watch. In Sisters, they again play opposites, though in a switch, Poehler is the more uptight Maura and Fey is Kate, the messy one who keeps screwing up. They meet up in Orlando to visit their parents, who have decided, very much against the wishes of their daughters, to sell the family home. Maura and Kate are tasked with sorting through their belongings; this leads to nostalgia and the ill-advised idea to throw one last blow out party with their now much older high school friends. Hilarity ensues under the direction of Jason Moore, with Poehler and Fey adlibbing a lot of absurd, often filthy jokes. The film is ridiculous, but it’s thoroughly enjoyable as the bastard child of Animal House and The Big Chill.
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