Perfect Sisters

2014

Perfect Sisters

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27%

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Reviews Counted: 11

39%
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39%
Average Rating: 3/5

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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 piecing together rumours that suggested the teens might have had a hand in their mother's death. In fact, rather than an accident, the story that emerged portrayed the two teens as cold-blooded, premeditated killers. (C) Official Facebook

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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.

Apr 11, 2014 | Full Review…
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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.

Apr 10, 2014 | Full Review…

Ms. Breslin and especially Ms. Henley are quite good, elevating a film that seems like an oft-told tale.

Apr 10, 2014 | Full Review…

This kind of thing requires a velvet touch, though director Stanley M. Brooks hits only hammer-heavy notes.

Apr 10, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Any potential for an in-depth examination of the adolescent psyche pushed to its limits goes unmet, though not for lack of trying.

Apr 8, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

Apr 8, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Perfect Sisters

Poor. This could have been told much better.

Erin Collins
Erin Collins

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½

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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½

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
Nicki Marie

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