5.6/10
6,246
36 user 18 critic

Perfect Sisters (2014)

Trailer
2:00 | Trailer
Tired of their mother's alcoholism and a string of her abusive boyfriends, two sisters plot to kill her.

Director:

Stanley M. Brooks (as Stan Brooks)

Writers:

Fab Filippo (screenplay) (as Fabrizio Filippo), Bob Mitchell (book) | 1 more credit »
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Abigail Breslin ... Sandra Anderson
Georgie Henley ... Beth Anderson
Mira Sorvino ... Linda / Perfect Mom
James Russo ... Steve Bowman
Rusty Schwimmer ... Aunt Martha
Zoë Belkin ... Ashley
Jeffrey Ballard ... Justin (as Jeff C. Ballard)
Jonathan Malen ... David
Stephan James ... Donny
Zak Santiago ... Detective Santiago Gates
Caleb Pederson Caleb Pederson ... Bobby
Braden Pederson Braden Pederson ... Bobby
Sarah Constible ... Female Police Officer
Edward Sutton Edward Sutton ... Prosecutor (as Ed Sutton)
Robert Huculak Robert Huculak ... Lawyer
Edit

Storyline

On January 18, 2003, police, alerted by a frantic 911 call from a distraught pair of teenage girls, arrived at the girls Toronto area town house to find their mother dead. It appeared the 44-year-old alcoholic, having slipped into a booze-and-pill stupor, drowned in her own bathwater. The death was ruled accidental by the authorities. In the months that followed, however, police were alerted to rumours and reports that the teenagers had been gossiping to friends about the accident. Police began piecing together rumours that suggested the teens might have had a hand in their mother's death. In fact, rather than an accident, the story that emerged portrayed the two teens as cold-blooded, premeditated killers. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

teenager | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Being a teenager can be murder.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Since the real sisters and their friends are protected by Canadian law and their information is sealed, there was no way of knowing who they were as people. Director Stan Brooks then made everyone in the young cast go home and write an essay about their character - what their favorite music was, their favorite food, and so on. Zoe Belkin wrote that Ashley is anorexic, doesn't eat and has body issues. If you watch the movie there's a cafeteria scene were she chooses Jell-O and the entire meal cuts out but she never eats any. See more »

Goofs

During the main titles, while pulling the U-Haul trailer the family passes the Atlas Pawn Shop twice, going in different directions. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Beth Anderson: Ever since I can remember, it was always my sister and me against the big bad world.
See more »

Connections

References Clueless (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Crabby Patty
Written & Performed by Michael Alemania
Courtesy of Happily Ever After Music
See more »

User Reviews

 
good actors in weak amateur effort
18 September 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Sandra Anderson (Abigail Breslin) has her older sister Beth (Georgie Henley) as her best friend. Their alcoholic partying mother Linda (Mira Sorvino) moves the family once again into another lower class neighborhood. Linda loses her job and can't keep her sobriety. Her mother's boyfriend is abusive. Nobody is willing or able to help. So the sisters and their friends plan to kill the mother for the insurance money. It's loosely based on a true story in Toronto.

It's an amateurish attempt from producer turn director Stanley M. Brooks. The girls are reasonable but it doesn't rise any higher than a TV melodrama. The story gets a little bit interesting as the kids plan the murder. The dialog is pretty bland bordering on awkward with some weak narration from Breslin at the start. Another problem is the lack of interesting style from the movie. Obviously they're using Breslin's star power to sell this but she can't save this project.


15 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 36 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Perfect Sisters See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Everything That's New on Netflix in December

No need to waste time endlessly browsing—here's the entire lineup of new movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix this month.

See the full list



Recently Viewed