Thursday, 28 January 2016

Sisterhood at its finest:

“We need a little less Forever 21 and a little more Suddenly 42. ”

Immediately after seeing the trailer for 2016 chick flick comedy ‘Sister’s‘ I couldn’t help but flashback to the teen cult classic that was Mean Girls. Buying it underage and under the influence of the mass fandom it seemed to have created and continued to perpetuate, I was thrilled when I walked out of HMV smugly clutching it under my wing. It became one of the majority of teenage girls crucially important films in terms of the realistic topics it was central to, as well as the heart warming hilarity throughout. So in seeing the advertisement of two of many memorable Mean Girls’ characters from the teen hit; Tina Fey and Amy Poelher, epitomising what seemed to be an extremely girly, fun filled and uplifting film – I was dying to see what it had to offer! Following the story of two sisters in the midst of a family crisis in which they are forced to relive their youth; we are again rewarded with the same elements that made Mean Girls an ultimate female favourite.

With the impending doom of their family home being sold by their parents, real life ‘besties’ Fey and Poelher are shown recapturing their childhood and teen years by throwing a high school reunion bash at the house whilst it is still firmly within their grasp. Resulting in unimaginable yet hilariously entertaining consequences, from falling through ceilings, to creating a gigantic paint filled sink hole out of what once was their swimming pool; the girls actions echo youth and mischief.

The relationship between the two, although jeopardised towards the end of the film when Kate finds out that Maura had been secretly housing her daughter during the summer when she was unaware of where she was; is nothing other than real. Unlike other films such as ‘In her Shoes’ in which sisters that are complete opposites to one another are unable to get along, we are presented with an unbreakable bond between the two girls, highlighted through the realisation that sadly despite their desire to be young and free, (and their failed attempt at it resulting in a fall out) – they had to face growth and the harsh realities of adulthood. This however, was something they faced together (once they had made up of course). The contrast between the irresponsible and fun loving sister, and the sensible one is a concept that has been around since the days of Austen. Yet in Sister’s, it is these indifferences that are not only embraced but arguably make their relationship all the more admirable. Although they certainly know how to party, they eventually had to come to terms with their actions and confront the literal mess they had helped make, by fixing up the family home leading us to the all important and ever fulfilling happy ending. With just the right amount of fun, stability and adventure, along with their own comically choreographed dance routine; Fey and Poelher make every girl want to have a sister.

Did anybody else enjoy the film?

Watch the trailer here: