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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler star as two polar opposite sisters who decide to throw one last party before their childhood home is sold.

From the director of Pitch Perfect and starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, I expected a fun time at the cinema with Sisters, but what we get is one of the most sophomoric, lazy and utterly boring comedies of 2015.

First off, I will say that Fey and Poehler have undeniable chemistry, they really work well together and are naturally good on screen with each other, but the script that they work with is utterly terrible. The film's direction isn't all that great either, it's poorly paced, almost all of the characters other than Ike Barinholtz' character who serves as a love interest for Poehler are unlikable and I just didn't care about the story in the slightest.

Maura and Kate are two sisters who couldn't be less alike. Kate is the single mother who used to be a bit of a party animal and Maura is the sensible, successful sister. But when they decide to throw one last party in their family home, Maura decides she wants to let loose for one night and unleash her crazy side. There's a sub plot with Tina Fey and her daughter who aren't getting along with each other, and the movie tries to make you care but the characters aren't likable so I found it incredibly hard to even get slightly invested in the relationship.

The actual set up for the party is a complete drag, I was convinced that when the party finally began that the movie had already been on for close to 80 Minutes but in fact it was only 30, and that's because nothing happens, it's just the two sisters reminiscing about their childhood and buying alcohol for their big night. Admittedly, the pace does pick up once the actual party begins and the jokes are a lot more frequent but still, it's not very funny. And in a movie with so many SNL alumni I expected to laugh a lot more. The movie's one and only highlight was actually John Cena (Trainwreck) as the drug dealing Pazuzu, he had a couple of funny lines and delivered them excellently, and in a movie with so many comedians, for a wrestler to be the standout comedic performance is kind of embarrassing.

I left Sisters feeling nothing but disappointment. It's one of the year's worst comedies with nothing more than a couple of small laughs and a fun role for John Cena. I highly recommend you skip Sisters and just save your cash for Star Wars: The Force Awakens next week.

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