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Sisters (Blu-ray)
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Sisters (Blu-ray)

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler let their freak flags fly in this raunchy unrated comedy.

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There’s no denying the comedic talent of Tina Fey, as she’s brought plenty of laughs to audiences everywhere in the past decade and some change. So you can already imagine the funny chaos that ensues when you pair her with the equally hilarious Amy Poehler in director Jason Moore’s film, Sisters. This unrated Blu-ray release takes the comedy even further than the theatrical release and is sure to have people cracking up and cheering for the two lovely heroines.

The fun kicks off when Maura Ellis (Amy Poehler) gets word from her parents (Dianne Wiest and James Brolin) that they’re selling her childhood home in Orlando and want her to relay the message to her sister Kate (Tina Fey) as she doesn’t take kindly to bad news. Instead of telling her the truth, Maura tells her they should get together in Orlando and have fun while revisiting their old house and the bedroom they shared as kids. Turns out the house has already been sold, leaving Maura and Kate upset as they find their parents relaxing at a rich retirement community who tell the sisters they have until the weekend to clear out their stuff before the house is officially sold.

To get back at them and to release some steam, they decide to have a free-for-all house party at their old home and have one last hurrah. When the party gets out of control thanks in part to old and new friends played by a fun cast such as WWE’s John Cena, Maya Rudolph, John Leguizamo, and even a guy they randomly hit on played by MAD TV’s Ike Barinholtz, the house just might fall to pieces before it can be sold.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler really do bring the laughs in this movie, as the two have some really good chemistry between them. As with any good comedy, there’s also some drama spliced in that lets them show off their acting chops, such as Tina Fey’s Kate dealing with her teenage daughter that wants little to do with her, or Amy Poehler’s Maura just coming out of a divorce while working hard at her job. I really enjoyed the wild and fun cast of guest stars and their characters, as I wasn’t expecting to see them and they came off as a pleasant surprise while watching.

When the party’s over, you can check out a nice amount of special features here, starting with audio commentary featuring director Jason Moore, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and writer Paula Pell as they talk about how the movie came together, their favorite moments, and more. There’s deleted and extended scenes along with a gag reel that shows off plenty of funny parts and mishaps while filming. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s a lot more extras here to view, but those were some of the ones that stood out to me.

Sisters is a good time for those who enjoy a good but slightly raunchy fun time. Fans of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s comedy pairing will love the two of them here along with the rest of the well-rounded cast that fit surprisingly perfect here. If you’re ready to let your freak flag fly, you’ll want to bring your invitation to these sisters’ house party; you won’t regret it.

About the Author: Chris Mitchell