The Sisters Plotz

Movie review by
Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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Low-budget musical comedy has lots of drinking.
  • NR
  • 2018
  • 91 minutes

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The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

Everything you need to be happy is inside yourself. Family isn't just the people you're related to. It's also the people you love and trust, and who care about you. When you've done something wrong it's best to come forward, admit it, learn from your mistakes.

Positive Role Models & Representations

All characters are comic exaggerations and not realistic role models. Almost all of them occasionally do things they shouldn't, but by the end things are set right.

Violence
Sex

Some light kissing, caressing, light sexual innuendo played for comedy. A couple in bed imply they've just had sex with "that was great" type of dialogue (under covers but man's bare chest is visible). A man talks about his love for another man. Two men accidentally kiss, have exaggerated, negative reactions. One plot element involves an extramarital affair.

Language

"A--holes," "goddamn," and some sexual innuendo like "horny" and "well sprung."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Characters frequently depicted with wine or champagne glasses. One character asks for a White Russian cocktail. One musical number is about a flask. A minor character called a freeloading hippie is briefly shown slowly exhaling smoke and lighting a pipe.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Sisters Plotz is a feature-length musical comedy by the creative team behind a popular web TV series of the same name. Just about everything and everyone in it are highly exaggerated for comedy reasons. Positive messages come across as an afterthought but emphasize tropes like "money won't make you happy," "crime doesn't pay," "family is the people you love and who love you," etc. Characters frequently drink wine and cocktails. Sexy stuff is light and played for comedy, including some kissing, caressing, innuendo, and implied sex from a couple in bed under covers. A man talks about his love for another man. Strong language is rare, including "a--holes," "goddamn," and sexual innuendo like being "well sprung." A minor character slowly exhales smoke and is shown lighting a small pipe. Best for teens who are already fans of the web TV series.

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What's the story?

Eccentric Celestia (Eve Plumb), Whimsellica (Lisa Ferber), and Ladybug (Lisa Hammer), THE SISTERS PLOTZ, sail obliviously and eccentrically through the reading of their father's will, freeloading hippies, scheming maids, and a plot to turn their house into a carousel. With the help of their butler, their equally eccentric uncle, and a psychic gypsy, can the sisters keep their home and find happiness?

Is it any good?

Strictly for fans of the web TV series who enjoy big slabs of ham slathered with cheese and lots of corn on the side. The Sisters Plotz tries for good-humored fun but plays like random webisodes strung together on a whim and a shoestring budget. If watching hammy actors purposely overworking sophomoric jokes and singing slightly off-key is your kind of humor, you'll find it in spades here. But even for the right fan in the right mood, the segments drag on too long, or are too repetitive, to sustain genuine laughs. The frequent drinking and mild sexuality make it appropriate for teens and up.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the drinking in The Sisters Plotz. Is it exaggerated? Is it glamorous? Are consequences shown?

  • Did you watch the web TV series? How does the movie compare? What are some of your favorite comedies? What do you like best about them?

  • When is a movie or TV show "so bad, it's good? What does that mean, and how can you tell?

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