Sisters is no Trainwreck, but it’s an absolute train wreck. That poor excuse for wordplay is funnier than any joke in this so-called comedy, which for half of its runtime resembles a Katy Perry video that just won’t end.
It’s so disappointing that the usually hilarious Fey and Poehler have indulged themselves with this paper-thin plot that revolves around privileged people moaning about their lives, and wastes the talents of Maya Rudolph, John Cena, and Dianne Wiest.
Attempts at humour consist of regurgitating offensive stereotypes, with jokes so laboured that embarrassed cringing is a far more likely response than laughter.
Perhaps Universal, recognising the weakness of Sisters, strategically settled for sharing Star Wars’ opening weekend in hopes of burying bad press among the Force Awakens hype. Stay far, far away.
CAST: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph
DIRECTOR: Jason Moore
WRITER: Paula Pell
SYNOPSIS: Two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home.