Sisters ★★½

Perhaps expectations should be lower when Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are just acting in a movie. Fey is one of the funniest writers around and if she was also in charge of writing this movie it would certainly have had a little better success rate with the gags. She does save some weak jokes in delivery here, but a lot of her character was recycled and improved for her character on Kimmy Schmidt.

The overall impression is also hurt by a really uncomfortably poor opening bit, establishing a first impression that its leading stars are completely out of sync with the material. They work the rest of the movie to prove that wrong before the usual sentimental conclusions spoil the fun. As much as the leads struggle, many supporting performances ease the tension. The SNL style writing allows people like Bobby Moynihan, Rachel Dratch, and Greta Lee to go crazy in small enough portions to make them funny and make the movie enjoyable as a whole.