The Movie: 6/10
Sometimes we come across a comedy flick that has a lot of laughs, which is satisfying for sure, but also has that illusive “heart”. A movie with a heart is one that makes you laugh, then cry, then think, and saw “awweeee” and then you laugh, cry, and think some more. the end result is that you have a roller coaster of emotions and an overall fun experience while soaking up some life lessons. Sisters is not one of those movies.
I did laugh. I didn’t cry. I didn’t learn anything about the characters or their choices that made it a more substantial experience, HOWEVER…I LAUGHED A LOT. I am not a huge fan of the wacky comedy genre. The fart, dick, and booby jokes make my eyes roll and make my brain feel like it’s being drained. That being said, show me some middle-aged women pretending to be teenagers again and I’ll laugh until tears come out of my rolling eyes:)
There’s really not much to say about Sisters. We know who’s in it, we know it’s a comedy, we know it’s going to be a crowd pleaser. Even more pleasing to the 40-somethings like me. This is a plain and simple fun movie to watch on a Friday night with popcorn and a good friend. It has a few over the top elements that add to the fun but also to that feeling that they are trying just a bit too hard, but I can live with that when they make a lot of youthful references to the 80’s and 90’s.
I have been reading up on companion planting for my gardening this year, and realized we need a system of Companion Movie Watching. That’s not who you watch with, but what other movie you pair with the main feature to enhance or maybe balance out it’s best/worse qualities. For Sisters I recommend 50 First dates with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. I laughed (and yes there are some idiot jokes in there so I had to roll my eyes a few time) but it has a huge lovely message that makes me feel something and think about something in between laughs.
To sum up, Sisters is fun, watch it knowing that a bottle of wine or a few beers will help the whole experience 🙂
- How To Throw A Party (2 Minutes) – Advice for throwing an awesome party from the stars.
- A Teen Movie For Adults (10 Minutes) – The longest feature on the disc which offers a quick overview of the production and some more outtakes from the film.
- Grown Up Parties Suck (5 Minutes) – Awkward moments from the start of the party, lots of improv stuff here cut from the movie.
- The Alex Chronicles (3 Minutes) – More Outtakes from the film.
- The Kate & Pazuzu Chronicles (2 Minutes) – For John Cena fans only.
- The Original Sister (6 Minutes) – My favorite extra here on the disc. Writer Paula Pell takes us through her real life diary that inspired the movie.
- Pool Collapse Visual Effects (1 Minute) – Green screen version of the movies big set piece.
- Deleted Scenes (20 Minutes) – The Dan & Kim Story, The Cover Charge Runner, Arrival At Parents Condo, Kate’s Tale Of Woe, Maura Controls Her Feelings, Maura Pushes Too Hard, Brinda Wreaks More Havoc, The Geernts Get Theirs, & Maura Takes One Last Stand.
- Extended Scenes (18 Minutes) – Shopping With Brinda, Hae-Won Arrives, Uh-Oh It’s A Po-Po, Kate Has To Party-Mom Kelly, Kate & Alex Go Downhill, Maura & James Review High School, Hae-Won & Kate Reminisce, Brinda Gets The Sale & Be That You.
- Gag Reel – What can I say about a Gag Reel? People fall over and flub lines that’s about it.
- The Improvorama (8 Minutes) – More funny improv from Tina, Amy & The Gang.
- Feature Commentary With Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Director Jason Moore & Writer Paula Pell – A decent track that offers the right mix of humor and technical insight, a great listen for fans of the movie.
- DVD & UV Digital Copy
Cover Art and Menus: 6/10
Pretty average cover with the girls looking like they are having fun. The set comes with a DVD and UV digital copy housed in a standard keep case with slip case for the initial run.
Audio & Video: 8/10
Sisters is a bright, colorful happy type of film that comes across well on Blu-Ray. Sharpness is never an issue with every detail of any face on show for better and for worse sometimes. Edging, Banding and ringing are nowhere to be seen and black levels are deep and tight during the party scenes when the lights go off. Skin tones are natural and Universal use most of the BD-50 disc to house the movie keeping the Bit-Rate high. This is a great looking film that fans will not be dissapointed with.
Any movie that takes place in a party needs a good audio track, Universal use the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Lossless Codec to spectacular results. Like most comedy movies Sisters is pretty talky but once the party starts the surround sound and LFE channels go into overdrive. Dialog is prioritized and centered and always easy to hear. This is a comedy movie with the kind of audio usually reserved for an action movie.
Overall Score 6/10