After having had a busy work and school schedule, it’s nice to finally have some time for myself. One place I can assure I will be at is the movies! A new year calls for another year of films and I definitely want to ensure that I go see all of them!
To begin this new year, I figured what could be better than starting it with a comedy, especially starring two comedians whom are the best in the business. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are back and ready to remind everyone the comedic geniuses that they are!
The story revolves around the Ellis sisters whom are two completely different women. You have the Uptight, responsible, “perfect” Maura (Poehler). Then acting opposite of her “Baby Mama” persona, Fey plays the sassy, irresponsible, raunchy single mother, Kate, getting by through her witty, yet explicit sarcasm. When their parents inform them that they are selling their childhood home, the sisters are forced to come home to clean out their childhood rooms. As one final moment to celebrate their home, they decide to have a party, that soon gives “Project X” a run for its money, only with adults twice the age of teenagers.
Prior to watching this movie, I had high expectations. Their previous film, “Baby Mama” was comedy gold and I still continue to quote the brilliant one-liners the movie offered today.
After watching “Sisters,” I was surprised to find that I began to question which one I liked better! What set this movie apart from “Baby Mama” was its ability to tug at your heartstrings and make you think about the future. I may still be in my twenties, but this movie made me realize that life can go fast and age doesn’t limit how much you can live your life.
Kate may have been the wild, party animal mother, but she realizes that just because she’s a Mom, doesn’t mean she can’t still be true to herself in some regards. Her role as a mother doesn’t automatically make her “boring.” Meanwhile Maura may have the “perfect” lifestyle, but she chooses to look out for everyone, but herself. She realizes that her happiness matters just as much as everyone and she shouldn’t limit her life as one that follows the rules.
Once again Poehler and Fey are yin and yang and offer a movie that a witty take on growing older. I was able to watch this film with my Mom and to see her laugh while they deal with their desire to channel their youth years was rewarding in itself.
It’s true when they say age is just a number, because it should never dictate your view on life. Growing older doesn’t mean you get “boring.” If you ask me, I’d choose to be in a girl squad with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler any day.
If you’re ever looking for a perfect movie to watch with your girls, definitely check this movie out!