“Sisters” reunites the antics of former SNL stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in an R-rated gross out comedy, that has some genuine laughs, but not enough to satisfy hopes that this duo would score another comedy triumph. This film, directed by Jason Moore (“Pitch Perfect”), reverses the casting of the duo’s first film “Baby Mama”, with Fey becoming the irresponsible one and Poehler the co-dependant uptight one. That might have been a fun changeup for them but I think it would have worked much better the other way around. The sisters plan a sort of High School Reunion Bash to say goodbye to their childhood home with out the knowledge of their long suffering parents played by the always reliable Dianne Wiest and James Brolin. Things get terribly out of hand. That’s pretty much the plot. There are several stand out performances from SNL actors: Bobby Moynihan gives 110% as a loser acquaintance who tries way too hard, Maya Rudolph gets some fine moments too as a party interloper. Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) is charming as Poehler’s love interest. And Greta Lee steals the show in a small role as Hae-Wan, a Korean manicurist. Unfortunately, the “Sisters” script by Paula Pell seems a little too lazy, so I would only recommend this to true fans of the two leads.
My GPA: 3.0