Friday, January 29, 2016

Sisters funny but not extraordinary

Jonah Slominski
Staff Writer

A highly anticipated movie released on Dec. 18. People formed lines so long they wrapped around the theaters. The first show was sold out a month in advance. Star Wars was finally out. But there also was another movie released that same day. A movie starring two close friends, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who are so close you could say they were like... sisters.
 Sisters, a hilarious comedy starring two of the funniest women of all time, was a blast to see. But is this the movie that will define Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s careers? No, definitely not. The two of them have already done so much in TV that this movie doesn’t compare to their work on Saturday Night Live, or 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, respectively. Now, you may be getting the idea after reading all that the movie sucks and that people shouldn’t go see it. That is absolutely wrong. This movie is a must-see if you go to the theaters with the mindset that you will not be seeing the next Titanic. If you go into it looking to laugh for two hours, then you’ll love it.
 The movie is about two sisters, Mara (Poehler) and Kate (Fey), who find out that their childhood home in Florida has been put on the market to be sold. The two head down and begin to clean out their old rooms. As they go through all their old stuff, they decide to throw one last party at the house like they used to do when they were in high school. They invite their old high school class and get ready for the time of their lives.
 As you would expect, interesting events ensue. The highlight of the film is the chemistry between Poehler and Fey throughout. The years the two have spent working together is obvious and enhances the movie. The supporting cast is strong as well, as they have former and current SNL cast members Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, and Bobby Moynihan.

 If you and your friends are bored one weekend and have nothing to do, go see Sisters, as it will definitely be worth your time and cost of admission. If you are a fan of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, this is a must-see for you, as it is the two of them doing what they do best: making people laugh.

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