How many of you out there have a sister? I can’t help but know that, in particular, girls with sisters will be nodding their head along in utter agreement because, they themselves have had many of those moments. Those who are only children or don’t have one might not find it as believable or simply might not get the ‘sister’ aspect of it all. As someone with sisters, I was not only nodding my head along but I know for fact when my sister (the one who is closer in age with me) watches this movie she will loose it in agreement.
There is something to be said for having a sister who you can bond over the silliest things with. While this movie had a few over the top moments, it didn’t take away from what was one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a long time. I’m sure that somehow this movie has fallen through the cracks given all the Star Wars mania. Or maybe it hasn’t and I just live in a bubble. Which let’s face it, it’s probably the later of the two.
Amy Poehler plays Maura, who is always putting other people first. She’s the responsible sister, a nurse, who owns a house, has a good savings account, generally plays the party mom. I’ve been there.
Tina Fey plays Kate, who is the far more irresponsible party sister. She’s a hair stylist, who can’t hold a job, or track her daughter, without a place to live. She’s laid back but has a bit of a temper.
Ike Barinholtz plays the love interest of Maura, James. I love Ike from The Mindy Project and it was nice to see him in a bit of a more intelligent roll.
Maura and Kate’s parents are selling their childhood home and the girls have to clean out all their old crap. Maura realizes that she didn’t really have classic ‘fun’ growing up and so the two decide to throw a party with all their old friends. They switch rolls, leaving Kate in the party mom roll while Maura lets it rip.
The three of them make a down right hysterical movie. I even found myself crying from laughing too much, something I really needed right now given everything that’s been going on in my life. It was a nice escape and I recommend it to those who enjoy movies like Bridesmaid, Pitch Perfect, and anything that Tina, Amy or Ike have been in.