“Get your peanut butter out of my sister’s chocolate.”
It’s one thing to release your movie with a strategy of counter programming in mind. It’s another to counter program your movie against a sure fire blockbuster juggernaut that unsurprisingly went on to be the highest grossing movie of all time. I love Tina Frey and Amy Poehler, and even I totally overlooked the release of their latest team up because I was so distracted by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Then, the first few weeks of the year were taken up with prestige, Oscar movies. But now that I got that stuff out of the way, it was finally time to see Sisters.
Maura (Poehler) is a recently divorced nurse who is the kind of person who spends her leisure time offering homeless people sunscreen, a place to shower and motivational quotes. Skyping with her parents (Dianne Wiest and James Brolin), she learns that they are planning on selling the childhood home where she grew up. That news is bad enough, but it gets even worse when they let her know that they expect Maura to tell her sister, Kate (Fey). (more…)