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Newest Film by Comedy Sisters Fey & Poehler Gets Mixed Reviews


Comedians Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have been making people laugh for years. The two became a seamless comedy pair on Saturday Night Life and their comedic chemistry landed them numerous movie roles together and the honor of hosting several award shows. The two veteran actors are sisters in comedy and now they play real life sisters in their newest film.

‘Sisters’ centers itself around a moment that happens in everyone’s life–the moment your parents tell you its finally time to get all of your things out of their house. For some this happens earlier in life but for Maura (Amy Poehler) and Kate (Tina Fey), the time comes when they are in their early 40s and their parents decide to sell the family home. The sisters learn that they have one weekend to clean out the junk from their old bedrooms. Unhappy with the news, the recently divorced Maura and her hotheaded sister make plans to throw one final bash to recapture their glory days with their former classmates.

Despite Fey and Poehler’s previous success, ‘Sisters’ is getting mixed reviews

Many can’t deny their comedy magic:

Fey and Poehler are clearly the center of the film, and watching their lively games of verbal ping-pong is always an enjoyable way to spend 90 minutes or so.-A.V. Club

Even outside the catastrophe-laden soiree, however, a generally festive spirit runs through writer Paula Pells raucous feminization of Step Brothers,. –Variety

The former “Saturday Night Live” castmates and longtime friends operate on their own zippy, zingy wavelength; we know them well by now and we know their dynamic. But part of the allure of “Sisters” is the way it flips the roles they usually play—specifically, the roles they played in the 2008 comedy “Baby Mama.”-Roger Ebert

But some say the duo didn’t quite hit the mark with their latest project:

Directed by Jason Moore (“Pitch Perfect”), “Sisters” follows the recent “Bridesmaids”-inspired trend of R-rated comedies that trade on bawdy one-upswomanship-Washington Post

They’re unafraid to look un-pretty or awkward or even slightly dumpy, if it will get a laugh. And yet they can’t quite keep Sisters afloat.-Time

While offering two giant talents a chance to cut loose with broader, rougher material than usual, at least for them, the jokes are cheap, the technique’s pushy and you end up waiting patiently for the end-credit bloopers.–Chicago Tribune

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