Neither here nor there, neither three or four stars, I would rate this Tina Fey, Amy Poehler film, three and a half stars, yet that's impossible.
I'm a big fan of the comedic duo: Fey and Poehler. From SNL Weekend updates to the Golden Globe award show, the two comediennes make me laugh so much and so hard, I literally burst a rib when I see and hear them. They are today's reigning comic duo second to none. They took the crown from Abbot and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, and every other comic duo that ever existed, and have claimed today as the number one, best comedy team in our culture.
Yet, by watching this movie, Sisters, it's hard to tell how truly funny they are. The jokes in this movie are raunchy, crude, and tasteless. Nonetheless, sometimes crude jokes are funny, and so it is with this movie. The jokes are childish, yet funny in its own way. The story kicks off when the sisters, Kate, played by Fey, and Maura, played by Poehler, return to their childhood home. Surprise for the quickly approaching middle-age gals, their parents are selling their childhood home. To accept the idea, the sisters throw a party for old high school, neighborhood friends. And one, who had lifelong grudges against the sisters, drops by, then calls the cops to try to stop the raucous festivities.
Nonetheless, this movie is more about sisters, and returning to the old stomping ground neighborhood, it's more about growing old, and facing life, wrinkles, failed relationships, and broken dreams, and all. This movie's selling point, for me, however, is Fey and Poehler. They are hysterically funny. Not however, in this movie, at least some of the time. They are funny, but only on occasion. Maybe better writers, or creative juices, would have helped to make Sisters really funny. But for the most part, it didn't happen. This movie needed help to make it really worthwhile seeing. Yet, it never really got the necessary creative, comic thinking to really help it. Crude and raunchy jokes are funny to a point, but when, it's the main thrust and idea for comedy, it falls apart.
Sisters, however, is not a total flop movie. It has its funny moments. It does elicit chuckles and belly laughs here and there. Nonetheless with two brilliant comic actresses I expected so much more. I didn't get it, only got some once in a while laughs. Still, I wasn't too disappointed with the film. They are funny, just they weren't at their usually hysterical funny selves. As a fan, I was, and wasn't disappointed. I am more disappointed with the facts of life, there aren't half stars to give this movie on the comment board. So I will write it out, instead, I think this is a three and a half stars movie. Funny yet not the brilliant comic duo's A game; more like their C plus game,