Directed by Jason Moore
Written by Paula Pell
Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, Maya Rudolph, James Brolin, Dianne Wiest
In “Sisters” the comedy dream team of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler play, you guessed it, sisters. The chemistry of Fey and Poehler and their comedic talents is the strength of the movie. Since their time on “Saturday Night Live” Fey and Poehler have been great together. Their comedic talents both together and separately, allow even the bad jokes in the movie manage stick the landing. That is the primary job of a comedy is to have the jokes stick their landing
“Sisters” has a few chuckles, but is not that funny overall. The movie is essentially a typical teen comedy, only replace the teens with forty-year-olds. Because “Sisters” feels like a teen comedy it relies on sophomoric humor, although some of it that is well-crafted, it is still overall very sophomoric.
The film carries an R rating and feels more like it was a PG-13 rated movie dressed up with the R rating. It appeared the only purpose for the R rating was only for using profanity. The film did not carry the R rating.
I have got to give a shout out to Bobby Moynihan because he steals every scene he is in, and is fantastic as the guy who thinks he is funny, but is not.
Thankfully “Sisters” can rest on the collective talents of its two stars because if the film had starred anyone other than Fey and Poehler it would have been insufferable.