Perfect Sisters (2014)



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On January 18, 2003, police, alerted by a frantic 911 call from a distraught pair of teenage girls, arrived at the girls Toronto area townhouse to find their mother dead. It appeared the 44-year-old alcoholic, having slipped into a booze-and-pill stupor, drowned in her own bathwater. The death was ruled accidental by the authorities. In the months that followed, however, police were alerted to rumours and reports that the teenagers had been gossiping to friends about the accident. Police began … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Fab Filippo, Adam Till
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On DVD: Jun 10, 2014
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Critic Reviews for Perfect Sisters

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

A cartoonish and crudely staged dramatization of a disturbing true crime.

Full Review… | April 11, 2014
Top Critic

The film owes whatever persuasiveness it has to the teen leads' sharp performances - their sisterly chemistry and their filial friction with an alcohol-addled mother, well played by Mira Sorvino.

Full Review… | April 10, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Ms. Breslin and especially Ms. Henley are quite good, elevating a film that seems like an oft-told tale.

Full Review… | April 10, 2014
New York Times
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This kind of thing requires a velvet touch, though director Stanley M. Brooks hits only hammer-heavy notes.

Full Review… | April 10, 2014
New York Daily News
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Any potential for an in-depth examination of the adolescent psyche pushed to its limits goes unmet, though not for lack of trying.

Full Review… | April 8, 2014
Village Voice
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There must have been a better way to enter into this promising script than with cheesy kite-flying on the beach and slo-mo waves.

Full Review… | April 8, 2014
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Perfect Sisters


Good, could have been better, but still enjoyed it. I didn't really like the "what if" game - it was too hammy for the subject matter. Also dragged a little long towards the end.
However, good performances from the cast and great to see Mira Sorvino in something recent. I do look at her and see Romy, though, can't help it! Please say that's not how Romy wound up!

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


Abigail Breslin stars in the dark, true-life crime drama Perfect Sisters. Based on actual events, two sisters, Sandra and Beth Anderson, grow tired of the abuse and neglect of their deadbeat, alcoholic mother and her boyfriends, and begin to believe that her death may be their only way out. Unfortunately the performances aren't that good and don't make for very compelling characters. The directing too is underwhelming. Also, the plot is poorly constructed, with random fantasy segments that feel out of place. Additionally, the ending is rushed and doesn't give a lot of attention to the aftermath of the Anderson's actions; bringing into question what the moral of the story is. Perfect Sisters is far from perfect, but it does explore some provocative social issues.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

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