I'll be honest, the premise of the movie – that two adult sisters would throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home – left me sceptical, but I should've known better than to doubt the comic genius of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The film is hilarious.
At this time of year cinemas are full of serious, Oscar-worthy 'important' films, which is amazing don't get me wrong, but sometimes you just need to check your brain at the door and have a good laugh, and Sisters is perfect for that.
The film has a great mix of clever one liners, witty remarks and slapstick gags, and by the time things start to get really, really silly you're sure to be so absorbed in the story because it's executed so well and the tone of the film just carries you away.
The film was written with Fey and Poehler in mind and I don't know if anyone else could've done the roles justice and carried off the comedy to such perfection. The script nails the sisterly dynamic from the way they look out for each other, to the way they slag each other off. It's real and relatable and while it's obvious that they love each other very much, it never gets too sentimental.
While Fey and Poehler are the stars of the film, the supporting cast is also top notch. John Cena is particularly funny as the strong and silent drug dealer, while Bobby Moynihan is incredible as the annoying guy at every party that thinks he's hilarious. Most of the characters will remind you of someone you used to know in school, or maybe even some of your parent's friends, and that adds to the fun.
Sisters really had me laughing out loud and it would be perfect for a girly cinema trip, but there's enough material there for the lads to be laughing along as well.
Check out our interview with Tina Fey and the film's writer Paula Pell: