Sisters’ brings audiences nostalgia and laughter

By Jairo Pineda

The former Saturday Night Live leading ladies, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, along with other known actors, have done it again with their incredible on-screen chemistry.

“Sisters” is successful at making audiences laugh throughout the duration of the film. The actors have a connection that is evident in the trailers and bloopers of the film.

Every actor, costume, scene and joke is prepared exquisitely and delivered to the audience, which leaves moviegoers asking for more.

The film focuses on the issues of childish adults, but it also stresses learning and trying to grow among the people the audience loves, their families. Even though it sounds cheesy to have some sort of love story, it is one of the main themes of the film.

Siblings Maura (Poehler), who is recently divorced, and the stubborn Kate (Fey), who thinks she has failed at being the mother she always wanted to be, learn that their parents have put their childhood home up for sale. Unhappy with their parents’ decision, they learn that they have to clean out their rooms and, in the process, decide whether to throw one final bash to remember their glory days in that neighborhood. After their not-so-great party is turned inside out by the help of their friends, they realize that the results are not what they intended them to be.

Maura is the responsible sister, but she always seems to be the one who trips up because she wants everything done perfectly. Kate is the hotheaded sister, but she also is the one who teaches Maura the ropes to being fun and carefree. In the end, both sisters learn different things from cleaning out their rooms.

Maura also meets a tall and handsome neighbor named James (Ike Barinholtz), who connects with her right off the bat. With her charming and quirky behavior, Maura invites James to the party, and with Kate’s help, Maura learns how to talk to her new crush.

While planning and prepping for the party, Kate tries to think of a way to get her daughter back and fix her life in order to be the mother she always wanted to be. After realizing she is able to do what she sets her mind to, through staying sober at the party and owning up to her mistakes, she learns a valuable life lesson.

One of the most outstanding scenes in the film was when Maura and Kate get pedicures for the party and meet Hae-Won (Greta Lee), an employee at the nail salon. Maura tries to pronounce her name correctly, but Hae-Won obviously mirrors Maura’s ignorance. Kate also accompanies Maura’s behavior and tries to help out, but she fails to do so because she is busy speaking negatively about an ex-best friend.

Poehler and Fey show their excellence in every scene and every line in this film because they deliver an effortless performance. The moviegoer is left in awe after seeing how many shoots it took to get the perfect scenes for the film.

“Sisters” makes the audience forget that Fey and Poehler were once just SNL comedians. Their roles and acting result in a masterpiece of comedy. Don’t forget to stay through the end because the bloopers will keep you laughing.

“Sisters” is rated R for language, drug use and adult content.

4.5/5 Stars


Courtesy of Universal Pictures


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