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Sisters' sharp blend of pathos and vulgarity, along with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's effervescent chemistry, are more than enough to make up for the handful of laughs this coming-of-age comedy leaves on the table.



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SNL alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-star in this Universal Studios comedy about a pair of 30-something sisters who learn that their parents' house has been put on the market, and who decide to spend one last rowdy weekend in the home where they grew up. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Tina Fey
as Kate Ellis
Amy Poehler
as Maura Ellis
James Brolin
as Bucky Ellis
Dianne Wiest
as Deanna Ellis
John Cena
as Pazuzu
Greta Lee
as Hae-Won
Santino Fontana
as Mr. Geernt
Britt Lower
as Mrs. Geernt
Ben Sinclair
as Construction Worker
Lisa Altomare
as Store Manager
Tom Morrissey
as Maura's Patient
Daniel Breaker
as Airport Bartender
Daniel Byrd
as Patrick Campbell
Darren Lee
as Nail Salon Owner
John Lutz
as Joel Barme
Sue Galloway
as Jolene Barme
Jennifer Lee Simard
as Pet Activist at Party
Adrian Martinez
as Officer Harris
Michelle Lawler
as Handsome Butch
Scott Drummond
as Officer Higgins
Olive Hui
as Hae-Won's Hotties
Chrystal Chau
as Hae-Won's Hotties
Vera Lam
as Hae-Won's Hotties
Hye Jin Jang
as Hae-Won's Hotties
Meg Carriero
as Hae-Won's Hotties
Farrah Krenek
as Bolos Softball Team
Aixa Kendrick
as Bolos Softball Team
Katrina Yaukey
as Bolos Softball Team
Onika Day
as Bolos Softball Team
Roxy Starr
as Bolos Softball Team
Sara Meyer
as Bolos Softball Team
Kenny Bermudez
as Party Dancer
Pedro Morillo Jr.
as Party Dancer
Pedro Morillo Jr.
as Party Dancer
Jordan Washington
as Party Dancer
Jordan Rafko
as Party Dancer
Kenna Morris Garcia
as Party Dancer
Alexandra Licitra
as Party Dancer
Adam Insogna
as Party Dancer
Jim Ng
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Critic Reviews for Sisters

All Critics (173) | Top Critics (37)

  • Is Sisters a good movie? No. No, it is not. Its plot manages to be both jarring (so many twists!) and predictable; its supporting characters are thin; it makes gleeful use of tired stereotypes.

    Jul 22, 2016 | Full Review…
  • It's a bit like Animal House for girls, but not as freewheeling.

    Jan 8, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This hectic and sentimental comedy, though built on a firm foundation of familiar experience and stifled pain, is a sad waste of sparkling talent.

    Dec 28, 2015 | Full Review…
  • As has so often been the case when it comes to Fey's movie choices, an opportunity has been lost.

    Dec 21, 2015 | Full Review…
  • It's with no small reluctance I report Sisters is a depressing, overlong, repetitive slapstick disaster in which two of the most appealing stars around wallow in the muck AND the mire, figuratively and literally.

    Dec 18, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4
  • Unfortunately, Sisters just isn't worthy of all the talent involved.

    Dec 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sisters


Disappointed with this. I had looked forward to getting this one as I liked Baby Mama and I think both the actresses are quite funny. What seemed like it would be a funny movie about two adult sisters trying to recapture their 80's glory for one night turned into a snore fest about showing a good time can be had with drugs and alcohol (fantastic...) and showing the guests as latent animals. This would have been so much funnier if they loaded it with 80's references and music and had more of a Romy & Michele friendship feel to it. The initial start where the guests were all old and boring such as the rivalry with the girl they wouldn't let attend had so much more promise. I loved the early scenes in their old room with the diaries and clothes too. This just could have been so much better. And the fat guy was irritating, not funny.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

I'm not a fan of Amy Poehler but I love Tina Fey, and she totally steals the show in this enjoyable comedy that feels satisfying enough even if it is a bit overlong (like an extended sitcom episode) and the jokes are not as funny or frequent as they should be - hell, some of them fall real flat.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

This is what you'd expect from a comedy. Laughs throughout. A fun entertaining movie to enjoy!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

"Sisters" once again showcases the talents of the comedy duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and while they are pretty much great or watchable in anything they do, vulgarity for the sake of vulgarity will just become annoying. This film follows two sisters as their parents are about to sell their childhood home. Against their better interest, they meet up to clean out their room together. Deciding to throw one last party, the film becomes an elderly version of "Animal House," but less funny and less interesting. With very few jokes that hit, this film feels like a huge missed opportunity for these two superstars. "Sisters" is lazily written and poorly directed, making for a sloppy comedy that only hits periodically. Profanity and dick jokes are the talk of the town throughout this picture, and those become very tiresome, very quickly. In the end, did I have a nice time watching this film and enjoying it's message at the end? Yes, but that is about all I enjoyed it for. I will not remember this film in years to come, so I simply cannot recommend it. It has it's moments, but it is ultimately forgettable.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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