Blu-ray Review and GIVEAWAY: Sisters {ends 3/16}

I was excited to receive Sisters in the mail to review, as I hadn't been able to attend the screening and I missed it when it was playing in theaters. I'm a big fan of Tina Fey's from 30 Rock and her other movies, and I like Amy Poehler as well.

About the movie:
Sisters movie blu-ray combo pack
When the Ellis sisters, the always-responsible Maura (Poehler) and impossibly hotheaded Kate (Fey), receive word from their retired mom and dad that their family home is on the market, they discover they have one weekend left to clean out the old junk in their bedroom. As they comb through the artifacts of their teen years, Maura and Kate’s trip down memory lane leads them to a seemingly crazy plan. Looking to recapture their glory days, the sisters throw one final ”Ellis Island” blowout for their classmates, resulting in the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need.

Blu-ray and DVD bonus features:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • The Improvorama
  • Feature Commentary With Director Jason Moore, Star/Producer Tina Fey, Star/Executive Producer Amy Poehler and Writer Paula Pell 
Blu-ray Exclusives:
  • How to Throw a Party
  • Grown-Up Parties Suck
  • The Alex Chronicles
  • The Kate And Pazuzu Chronicles
  • A Teen Movie … For Adults
  • The Original Sister
  • Pool Collapse Visual Effects

Overall, I enjoyed this movie, although in my opinion, it could have been funnier. It reminded me a little bit of a Project X for grown-ups, rather than teens, as well as Take Me Home Tonight, both being movies where "epic parties" were thrown. Maura (Amy Poehler) and Kate Ellis (Tina Fey) are shocked and angry when their parents (James Brolin and Dianne Wiest) inform them that they're selling their Orlando childhood home, and moving to a condo. 

Maura has always been the "responsible sister," and she realizes that she never got a chance to really cut loose when they were teens living in the house, especially after she and Kate find their old high school diaries and read them to each other. The sisters decide to throw one last epic party in the house before it's sold, especially because they dislike the snooty new owners, but things quickly get out of hand.


This was a fun film to watch on a lazy Saturday night, but it's nothing new or novel. I watched quite a few of the Blu-ray special features as well, some of which were pretty funny, and those are worth watching. Most of the humor in the movie is very "tongue-in-cheek" instead of laugh out loud funny, and I thought the film would have more of the latter, so that was unexpected; however, I still liked the movie for what it was. 

Sisters is rated R with a runtime of 118 minutes. 3 stars out of 5. 

The movie will be released on Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD copy) on March 15th. 

{Click here to pre-order the combo pack or DVD from Amazon}

*Disclosure: I received a copy of this movie for reviewing purposes. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.

GIVEAWAY:

Enter via the widget below to win a copy of Sisters on Blu-ray combo pack!

Giveaway will end on Wednesday, March 16th, at 11:59pm EST, and winner will be notified via email the next day and have 24 hours to respond, or an alternate winner will be chosen.

U.S. residents only, please.

Good luck!

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