Remember earlier in the week when I reviewed a few sites that give you free goodies in exchange for your review? Monday I didn’t have time to write because I watched an advanced screening of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s “Sisters” and it was hilarious! I invited two of my friends who constantly questioned how I find free things and the showing was packed but thankfully it didn’t feel crowded because of how huge Southside Works Cinema feels. Sites like GoFobo and Pittsburgh’s own Movie Scene Queen allow you to find free advanced screenings near you. It’s always a good time and Monday was no different. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler had me in tears and the entire theater was filled with laughter. If you’re skeptical about this comedy that is going on the shelf next to Step-Brothers as far as classics go, here are a few reasons to go out and see sisters on December 17th.
Amy and Tina Have Chemistry
Amy and Tina said they were putting out another comedy and these two are raunchy comedy gold the whole way through. Amy plays the responsible big sister Maura who decides to be the irresponsible sister for one night and Tina stars as Kate the irresponsible flighty younger sister who agrees to be the house mom for the night. The chemistry between these two are insane.
Maya Rudolph, John Cena, & Drunk Uncle
Maya Rudolph, John Cena, and Drunk Uncle make appear in this–enough said. Drunk Uncle always makes me laugh.
If Project X and Step-Brothers Had A Baby This Movie Would Be It
This movie is like a mix of Project X (if the parents threw the party) and dysfunctional like Step-Brothers. James Brolin and Dianne West play the parents and these guys are also hilarious.
“Sisters” shows adults can be fun and irresponsible and youth is more of a state of mind. I have friends who are twenty-six complain about how they don’t have “time” and basically FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) has them missing the now. Time is definitely a theme in the movie.
Favorite Scene: The Drunk Diary Scene:
There were many laugh out loud moments but my favorite was Tina and Amy sitting in a bubble bath together drinking wine while reminiscing on their childhood reading their diaries. usually vulgar humor isn’t my thing but I’m okay with the constant dropping of the words “vagina” and “balls” and the ridiculous humor like someone getting a music box ballerina stuck up their butt. Tina and Amy pull it off!
It Hits Home
You may not have parents who want you to come to Orlando to clean out your childhood room and you may not throw epic parties like the one in the movie but “Sisters” kind of hits right in the feels after you get past the crazy moments. Maura struggles with dating and awkwardly tries to flirt with the neighbor down the street. Maura and Kate butt heads about a few things in the movie but they still hug it out even after wrestling in the mud. It makes you think about family and the crazy memories you’ve made over the years.
I used to review movies for my college newspaper and I wish I would’ve known about advanced screenings back then. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler definitely flaunt their girl power on screen chemistry and take advantage of their ability to make people laugh. I would give this movie five stars. I loved it so much that when it hits theaters on the seventeenth, I’m going to see it again.