Sunday, 20 December 2015

Review: Sisters

World of Blackout Film Review

Sisters Poster

Cert: 15 / 118 mins / Dir. Jason Moore / Trailer
WoB Rating: 2/7

A patience-testing, spirit-sapping Universal Studios autopilot, first-draft, by-the-numbers, shout-fest; hurled out of the project-development suite and left to fend for itself in the theatrical wasteland which is 'not Star Wars' in a desperate attempt to claw back some stray revenue from the 2015 holiday season; produced and performed by two comedians who appear to love the sound of their own voices far more than they favour script editorial meetings, and who even seem embarrassed to deliver their own ad-libs - a feature necessitated by them working with only half a script full of enforced wackiness, laboured shrieking and tissue-thin sentiment; the kind of film which begins with a comedically snooty character being made unexpectedly wet by a lawn sprinkler, and ends up with Dianne Weist dropping the C-bomb for no other reason than securing the film an edgy 15 certificate.

A comedy movie for people who enjoy neither comedy, nor movies.

Is this film worth paying £10+ to see?
In short, it's not, actually.

Well, I don't like the cinema. Buy it, rent it, or wait for it to be on telly?
£3 bargain-shelf DVD. Which you then give to someone else, unopened.

Does this film represent the best work of the leading performer(s)?
No, and that's the most insulting thing. Both Poehler and Fey are far better than this, yet they helped create the damned thing, it's not like they're just using it as a vehicle. But y'know what? I'm an equal-opportunities comedy-snob, so more power to them. Because if Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart can get away with trotting out shit like this, I see no reason why the ladies shouldn't undermine their own careers in exactly the same fashion…

Does the film achieve what it sets out to do?
Be a boost to egos of its two stars? I imagine it does.

Will I think less of you if we disagree about how good/bad this film is?

Oh, and is there a Wilhelm Scream in it?
Not that I heard.

…but what's the Star Wars connection?
Well, Amy Poehler performed voice-work for Free Birds, as did George 'Lok Durd' Takei.

And if I HAD to put a number on it…

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