The Sisters

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Released 2005

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The Sisters

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Director:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
Released:
2005
Rating:
R

The Sisters is a 2005 drama which delves into the varying degrees of family dysfunction. The film was written by Richard Alfieri, who drew inspiration from a play by Anton Chekhov called Three Sisters. Arthur Allan Seidelman, who is most famous for his movies such as Walking Across Egypt, A Christmas Carol: The Musical, and Hercules in New York, directs. Three incompatible sisters - Marcia (Maria Bello), Irene (Erika Christensen) and Olga (Mary Stuart Masterson) - get together for a birthday party dinner. They are joined by their brother Andrew (Alessandro Nivola) and several other friends. The siblings inevitably begin picking each other apart, pointing out each other's flaws while failing to recognize their own. The film portrays themes which are many times left out in family drama due to their uncomfortable, foreboding nature. The Sisters also features appearances by Chris O'Donnell, Eric McCormack, Elizabeth Banks and Rip Torn.

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  • 40

    The New York Times

    Insufferable characters make for an insufferable play or movie. The Sisters, a grueling family feud conceived by Richard Alfieri, proves the point.

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    A pompous, overwrought and itchingly claustrophobic psychodrama.

  • 40

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    Even a magnificently inspired Maria Bello proves insufficiently daring to save Richard Alfieri and Arthur Allan Seidelman's Chekhov-based chamber piece Sisters from pretentious psy...

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