“Sisters” is an enjoyable, but one-time experience

Universal Pictures

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are definitely my two favorite TV actresses. As a fan of their shows, “Parks and Recreation” and “30 Rock,” respectively, I walked into this film with high hopes.

In this movie, Poehler and Fey play sisters Maura and Kate Ellis, respectively, who walk two very different paths of life. They come together when they learn that their parents are selling their childhood home. The movie essentially covers their, for lack of a better word, “process” of dealing with the loss.  

Honestly, I have never been a fan of adult comedy films. “Superbad” was super bad and “The Interview” was the longest two hours of my life. But “Sisters” was definitely an enjoyable experience. Instead of the usual uncomfortable chuckles I reserve for this genre, I actually let out genuine laughter during the movie. I believe this movie is appealing to a greater variety of people because both Poehler’s and Fey’s comedic styles shone through in different scenes. Fey normally provides more explicit and edgy humor, while Poehler brings a sweet and quirky side to things.

If anything, “Sisters” was probably made for parents in their 40s looking to feel young again. Watching these adults squeeze into ill-fitting dresses and plan wild parties behind the backs of their parents definitely made me raise an eyebrow, but the adults in the theater seemed to be having a lovely time. This isn’t a must-see movie, but if in 20 years, you’re feeling old and bored and haven’t seen it yet, go for it.