Sisters Blu-ray Review
Fey (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot) and Pohler (Inside Out) play sisters Kate and Maura Ellis. Kate (Fey) has always been the "wild child" who hasn't learned to be responsible, and Maura (Pohler) is the good girl who has always taken care of everyone else. The pair decide that before they pack up their things and the house is sold, that they will have one last epic house party. Of course, mayhem and madness ensue, and the end result is a house turned upside down and a family in shambles. Of course, it all works out in the happy ending, but the laughs along the way add to the overall enjoyment.
Rounding out the cast is Diane Wiest (The Odd Life of Timothy Green) and James Brolin (The 33), who star as the parents of the Ellis sisters, Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) as Kate's nemesis, John Leguizamo (American Ultra), Bobby Moynihan (Inside Out), and John Cena (Trainwreck). Definitely no slouches here, as the cast meshes quite well together.
All in all, Sisters does not disappoint. Many laughs are to be had, as one would expect from this comedy team.
The 1080p video transfer for this film is pretty flawless. Blacks are spot on. The colors are vivid, and there is no trace of artifacting. The only flaw found is some noise in the nighttime scenes that the transfer process failed to clean up. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack provides crisp and clean dialog that is easy to understand even when "party music" is being played in the background.
Aside from the theatrical and unrated edition of Sisters, the combo pack boasts a Digital HD copy of the film as well a number of extras including:
The Improvorama - Shows the cast doing some improvised material for the film.
How to Throw a Party - Kate McKinnon and Colleen Werthmann give some pointers on party planning.
Grown-Up Parties Suck - Discussion with partygoers from a boring party.
The Alex Chronicles - Showcases Bobby Moynihan outtakes.
The Kate and Pazuzu Chronicles - Showcases outtakes featuring Tina Fey and John Cena.
A Teen Movie...For Adults - An in-depth overview of the making of the film, through on-set footage and interviews, with a look at the set.
The Original Sister - Writer Paula Pell and her sister Patti discusses their real-life inspirations for the film.
Pool Collapse VFX - Showcases the special effects that went into the making of this film moment.
The majority of the extras are nothing special and seem to be a series of outtakes set against different themes. The most interesting of the set is A Teen Movie…for Adults which is in the vain of a "making of" sequence. While many of the extras could be seen as a master class in comedy improvisation, I didn't feel the need to view them more than once.
The movie and plot are nothing new or innovative, but there are a few good laughs to be had. If you are sitting at home on a Saturday night, you could do worse than to pop this one in to the player and escape for a few hours.
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MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 118 minutes
Distributed By: Universal Pictures
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