I don’t think I’ve mentioned here before, but I’m a huge Tina Fey and Amy Poehler fan. I’ve followed their careers for years now, I love their shows and books and have pretty much consistently enjoyed everything they’ve done up until now. So when I heard about Sisters a while back I was super excited about it, especially considering that Paula Pell , who wrote some of my favorite SNL sketches , was in charge of writing it. Maybe my too-high expectations are to blame for my certain disappointment at this movie, which had its nice and funny moments, but was average overall.
The cast is filled with awesome people: Bobby Moynihan, Kate McKinnon, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Ike Barinholtz are just some of the names I can mention. However, I felt like the movie was too crowded at times and all of these funny people were unable to show their full potential, and that includes Tina and Amy. There is a lot happening here: Kate’s (Tina’s character) irresponsible behavior and her relationship with her daughter, Maura’s (Amy’s character) recently divorced situation and overbearing nature, their parents selling their childhood home, the actual party and the mayhem that comes with it. Though I know that comedy movies usually consist of multiple plots, something here just didn’t click with me and I felt sort of disconnected from the narrative.
Another thing that really bugged me was Tina’s character. While I love her and she has really inspired me in both my professional and personal life, something about her playing this crazy party animal just wasn’t convincing enough. Tina is an amazing writer and a good actress, but she has found a type of character she plays well, which is the goody two-shoes that can have it all , and maybe moving completely away from that all at once wasn’t the best choice. Amy’s character on the other hand was more lovable and in line with other stuff she’s done, and she ended up being my favorite part of the movie. The dynamics between the two of them felt nice and genuine, but I personally felt like the dramatic part of it wasn’t very well written, especially when it came to the relationship between Kate and her daughter.
The movie had some good jokes and characters (everyone knows a guy like Bobby Moynihan’s character and boy is that exhausting!), and I could definitely relate to some of Maura’s situations, especially the one about always being the mom of the party (having a car and not wanting to walk or take a cab will do that to you!), but I think I was just hoping for more laugh out loud moments, you know? Paula Pell is the woman behind Debbie Downer , and so I had very high hopes for this movie.
This movie haven’t been released in Brazil yet, so I will definitely see it in theaters once it does, and I would recommend that you do too. Even though it’s not a masterpiece, it is a fun movie and if you don’t have high expectations like I did, you will probably enjoy it even more!
If it's hilarious, it goes here
|One Punch Man is Wacky, Silly and All Sorts of Fun|
|Submitted by JackRabbitSlims to px/Animated.|
|7 Comments | Share|
|What a fun movie! Thank you, Deadpool, for the reference.|
|Ferris Bueller's Day Off|
|Submitted by deadpool to px/comedies.|
|9 Comments | Share|
|Subtle and touching, The Way He Looks is a nice Sunday movie choice!|
|The Way He Looks|
|Submitted by anabbate to px/theOtherStuff.|
|2 Comments | Share|