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A couple of sisters return to their family home as their parents make plans to sell it, so obviously they decide to throw a party.

That is pretty much it. Really nothing more to go on, other than that, which isn’t much, but hey. I mean I don’t want to mislead you into thinking there’s going to be anything there other than comedy actors throwing their chops at some improvisation. The plot is thin, the story weak but the comedy will keep you going. I guess that is what you get when the writer has only been pushing out short skits for SNL, but yeah.

Remember that awful “Baby Mama” movie where forty-two-year-old Tina Fey asks her forty-one-year-old friend, Amy Poehler, to be her surrogate mother? If not, then I won’t have to convince you this saves the pair as a bankable couple. If you have, then I feel your pain and understand your trepidation at walking into a cinema to watch them ‘try again’.

If you are a fan of Tina and/or Amy then I wouldn’t be so quick to pass this by. The juxtaposition of middle aged folk partying it up as if it’s their first year in varsity living in a massive student digs is very impressive. People trying to relive their youth somehow managed to crack me up, because it was so easy to go off-the-wall slapstick yet they managed to keep the humour more cerebral than visual.

“Sisters” was by no means a waste of time; there was a laugh a minute (although never a riot), the pace never lagged and the plot seemed plausible enough for crazy comedy. But it was still a little bit of a let down without a concrete finger to point at the problem.

Director Jason Moore does have “Pitch Perfect” under his belt (which was a pleasant surprise back on its release) but that could be the very reason I imagined he was better than he is. Perhaps I expected a little more?

Nonetheless this film dances on the floor of mediocrity, even if it’s better than the other mediocre films out there its still never getting to the great dance floor.

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