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A Tale Of Two Sisters

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From the mind-bending poetry of Charlie Sheen comes A TALE OF TWO SISTERS. Director Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City), creates a world reminiscent of Jodorowsky's El Topo, by combining fantastically disturbing visuals with the unsettling words of Charlie Sheen (Hot Shots). Charlie Sheen both Wrote and Narrated this heartfelt story of two sisters recounting their past, growing up in an unstable family that makes Pink Flamigo's look like The Walton's. Starring Ted Raimi (Spider Man), Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights), and Claudia Christian (Babylon 5).

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Product Details

  • Actors: Charlie Sheen, Peter Berg, Claudia Christian, Valerie Breiman, Brian Belknap
  • Directors: Adam Rifkin
  • Format: Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Troma Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 5, 2011
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004SKJYZ0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #959,043 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Mark Savary on December 31, 2001
Format: DVD
To classify this film as bizzare does not even begin to cover it. Basically, this is an almost totally improvasational tone poem about the victims of an overbearing mother and dysfunctional family.
You'll find plenty that doesn't make the least bit of sense, and even more that looks like it was only added for "art" value. Much of the film will not make any sense unless you watch the film twice, which I gaurantee isn't something you'll be wanting to do after sitting throught it once. On top of that, because the narrative is so disjointed, and the editing so choppy, you can't fast-forward through the odder parts.
Fans of this kind of cinema have supported Peter Greenaway for years, and if you like Greenaway's work, you'll feel quite at home with the efforts of Adam Rifkin and his "A Tale of Two Sisters".
Without a linear storyline, it's difficult to describe what happens. In short, younger, poorer, and wilder sister goes to visit older, more stable, and rich sister at her luxurious L.A. condo after a six-year separation. During the visit, they squawk about The Past.
Their Mother, a weird cross between Divine, Tammy Faye Bakker, and Dolly Parton, is a destructive and overbearing monster as the girls flash back to childhood events. Their Father is weak and emasculated, and the end result is that younger sister becomes the Rebel and older sister becomes the Stable One.
Part of the problem with the film is that you never know just what Rifkin is trying to say, which is the inherent danger with this type of loosely-structured narrative. Without anything to tie the scenes together, you're left with a bunch of artsy camera work and actors struggling to make up what their characters are suppossed to say.
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Apparently Claudia Christian -- the actress -- is in this DVD.

Amazon suggested I get this because I bought the "Babylon-5 Season 4" DVD set, and she's an actress in that series.

Is she in this DVD?

Who is this 'Charlie Sheene' guy? He's the only one listed as an actor in the description.

This is weird.
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Two sisters explore their relationship with each other in a well-acted film !
Like i said there's good acting, plenty of dialogue and Sheen's poetry is awesome !!!
It's actually a film where two people (two sisters) are struggling with all sorts of problems and compare each others lives (for example: who has the best life?)
Funny enough, i had kind of a relaxed feeling after watching it.
The making of the film is done in a "David Lynch" kind of way (especially "Wild at Heart").
A few flashback scenes kept me thinking of Lynch.
I strongly believe that everybody who likes poetry, drama, good acting, Charlie Sheen or any sort of bizarre cult films will like this movie !
I highly recommend it !!!
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You may look at the cover and be turned off but but don't be. This is one wicked funny movie. Its the most obscure thing I've ever seen. Give it a try.
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By Jo on January 12, 2014
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loved it
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