Sisters: "I Don't Rock Thongs. I Have a Very Fussy Taint"

Director: Jason Moore
Writer:    Paula Pell
Starring: Tina Fey
                Amy Poehler
                Maya Rudolph
                Ike Barinholtz 
                Dianne Wiest
                James Brolin
                John Leguizamo
                John Cena
                Madison Davenport
                Rachel Dratch
                Samantha Bee
                Bobby Moynihan
                Kate McKinnon
Rating:    ****

Home Release: April 25, 2016. 

Two of my favourite funny women have finally collaborated again, and it has been far too long. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler bring their classic brand of dead pan comedy to the small screen in Sisters. It has been 7 years since they worked together on screen in Baby Mama, and frankly it has been too long. Though running slightly on the long side, Sisters is packed full of jokes, slap stick comedy and actually a lot of heart underneath it all.

Maura and Kate (Poehler & Fey) are sisters who are living very different lives now as adults. Maura is straight-laced, owns a nice house and is recently divorced. Kate is in between jobs, sleeps on the couch of her landlady's apartment and has a teenage daughter, Hayley (Davenport) who isn't a fan of her mother.

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler
One day the sisters' parents (Wiest & Brolin) reveal they are selling the childhood family home, and the girls have the weekend to go and clear out their stuff. Begrudgingly the girls do as asked, and soon start reflecting on the good times they had their. That is when an idea hits Kate, they should have one final blow out party, only this time Maura can let loose and Kate will remain responsible. Of course things don't go smoothly and hilarity ensues.

Fey and Poehler are no strangers to this, and they know exactly what they are doing. The ladies happily let loose and don't mind making themselves look silly; and because of that they get as many laughs into the film as physically possible. Like Mean Girls, Sisters is extremely quotable, and the one liners and pop-culture references make the film easy to watch and thoroughly enjoyable throughout.

Alongside the funny ladies is stuck up, yet lonely Brinda (Rudloph), desperate to be young again Kelly (Dratch) muscle head drug dealer Pazuzu (Cena) and a wannabe Pazuzu, Dave (Leguizamo). The entire cast get comedy, they understand timing, and they pack the laughs in both with slapstick and quick laugh out loud gags that keep the pace up and moving.

John Leguizamo & Maya Rudolph
Paula Pell has written a fantastic script, one that suits Fey, Poehler, Rudolph and Dratch, as we as the other Saturday Night Live alum (Bobby Moynihan, Kate McKinnon & Chris Parnell). This is their brand of wacky, fast-paced and snappy comedy, and the cast are clearly in their comfort zone. As well as side splittingly funny, the script is heartfelt look at growing up, adulthood, and how really no one is ready to be an just happens. There is even some romance between Maura and hunky neighbour James (Barinholtz). The chemistry between the two is very clear, and the couple gel instantly, despite their many awkward encounters.

The running time is a tad long, coming in just under two hours, but that is easily forgiven just to have Amy Poehler and Tina Fey on the big screen, together again. Backed up by their comedy friends and past collaborators, the comedy goddesses deliver another rig tickling comedy, that is guaranteed to have you laughing embarrassingly loud and repeating the oh so quotable script. 

Sisters - Trailer