Sisters Sunday, 29 March 2020

Sisters

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Poehler and Fey let their freak flags fly.

  • Starring:

    Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, James Brolin, Dianne Wiest, John Cena, John Leguizamo, Bobby Moynihan, Greta Lee, Madison Davenport

  • Directed by:

    Jason Moore

  • Running time:

    118 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are slapped, mud-wrestled, teased/bullied, accidentally burned, headlocked, pushed, hair-pulled. People fall through a ceiling. Objects are smashed, destroyed, defaced. A woman makes a slashing throat/blood spurting action with her hand. Minor car accident, mass murder of twins mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Stitches (dog).

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A couple has sex while standing in public (no nudity). An intoxicated man appears to be having sex with a food item. A woman drips wax on a man's torso. An object is seen protruding from a butt. Nude man (genitals obscured). A swimmer appears to be nude in a pool. Kissing, sexual innuendo, flirting, ogling, groping, bra-flashing, people in underwear, shirtless men, suggestive dancing, undressing. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, tight-fitting exercise clothing, side-boob, under-boob. Pubic hairs seen on wax strip. References to teen sex, oral sex, anal sex. Drawings of genitals on objects/walls. Chlamydia mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Drugs (snorting/inhaling white powder, smoking joints/bong, eating space cakes). Bag of drugs (pills, powder, joints) seen. Drug-induced behaviour, intoxication. Alcohol (cocktails, wine, spirits, champagne). Pot, ketamine, heroin, cocaine, PCP, birth control pills, mescaline, morphine, ibuprofen, aspirin, LCD, crack, adderall, weed, pot mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Homosexual, gender, sibling, family, homeless stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene hand and finger gestures.

  • THEMES:

    Sisters, family, house parties, responsibility, ageing, inspirational quotes, bullying, betrayal, forgiveness, moving house, sinkholes, rock-climbing, old classmates, reunions.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dead parents, divorce, job loss mentioned. Dogs, cats, tank fish. Vomiting, spit/saliva, toilet. Mid-credits scenes.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Pleasing, ludicrous, hysterical, chaotic, crude, silly, poignant, fun, cracking, crowdpleasing, mainstream, funny, smart, entertaining, raucous. Excellent chemistry between leads, committed supporting performers, richly comic costume selections.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Overlong. Basic premise, slow/rough start, frustratingly flat in places, flimsy material, televisual tech credits, generic soundtrack.

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