Friday, March 4, 2016

"Sisters" puts SNL alumns Fey & Poehler together again, and the result is a grown-up party romp in the style of John Hughes

I've always liked Tina Fey. She possesses some sort of funny/dorky/smart sexiness that isn't present in all of Hollywood's comedic ladies. And of all the movies she's made so far, this one is definitely the best: it's very funny, touching and vulgar in all the right ways. Amy Poehler is very underrated, and here she shines as Fey's sister who's younger and perhaps a bit less risque at first sight, but is just as willing to throw caution to the wind. Supporting cast is also hilarious (John Leguizamo, James Brolin and the legendary Dianne Wiest, who has the movie's best line: "I'm cuntingly disappointed in you!"), as is the third and fourth rate cast. The script is fresh, and not afraid to take chances; not a moment feels dull or melodramatic. This is THE movie of the last three or four years by former SNL alums, and that's saying something. I could watch it again tomorrow.

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