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After seeing "The Family Stone" on a recent airline flight I though I
had seen the worst film ever made (after "Waterworld" of course). I
unfortunately just sat through "The Sisters" as a part of the Key
This film can best be described as a high quality audio-video recording of a mediocre play employing small screen actors. I imagine that the play might be considered "good". As a movie, it's just awful. The dialogue between the actors actually becomes annoying. I love plays. I love good theater actors. But I want to see them "in" the theater, not when I go to a movie!!
As for the actors.... Let's see - Eric McCormack as a brooding professor who only speaks in sarcastic remarks - what a stretch! I kept waiting for Grace to show up. Rip Torn? Chris O'Donnell? Mary Stuart Masterson?? WOW - what a powerful big screen cast - NOT!!
I'm sure that there is a demographic that will enjoy this movie on Lifetime or Oxygen. However, I'm not so sure after my wife overheard comments in the ladies room from several "mature" women who also thought the movie was "dreadful"!!
I imagine Anton Chekhov is turning over in his grave about now.........
This could have been a great movie if it had gotten out of it's own way. Instead it ended up being the vehicle for poor little Noah to rip his admittedly inadequate parents for getting divorced and ruining his sad little life. Poor Noah. Please. Maybe if we had seen what happened to Noah and his brother down the road it might have been worth it. Jeff Daniels performance was excellent as were those of Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg and Owen Kilne. I saw the film as part of a Key Cinema series. It received one of the worst ratings that I've seen in the past two or three years, so I'm confident that I'm not alone in panning this exercise in self-pity.