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THE BANGER SISTERS

 
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At Theaters: 9/20/2002 On Video: 1/28/2003
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 34 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 409970
Studio: Fox Searchlight
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Two women who were crazy and wild and wonderful in the time when you could do that...and now Suzette’s life is kind of desperate and sad, and Lavinia is living in the future...neither is really inhabiting the present. And that’s the question: how do you be free within a structure, is there a way to do that’? Or does freedom mean not having to account for anything.
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Comedy - A very funny and very raunchy comedy. The profanity and sexual aspects will almost certainly turn off many who would otherwise be the audience for this movie. The Detailed Content section best describes the type of movie this is.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Goldie Hawn TOWN & COUNTRY, THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS
Susan Sarandon RUGRATS IN PARIS, CRADLE WILL ROCK
Geoffrey Rush QUILLS, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Erika Christensen SWIMFAN
Eva Amurri DEAD MAN WALKING
Director: Bob Dolman DIRECTING DEBUT
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About The Production
About The Music
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 14 F-words, 12 S-words. Quite a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Lots of implied sex and sexual talk but minimal nudity.
VIOLENCE: None
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some drinking and dope smoking. Nothing excessive.
ACTION: None
COMEDY: Lots of funny scenes and references. Many sexual in nature.
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Average

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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Poor "Goldie Hawn gives a heart-breakingly brave, endearing performance, and Susan Sarandon a shrewdly withdrawn one in The Banger Sisters, but writer Bob Dolman's directorial debut betrays his stars.''

Roger Ebert  Full Review
Good "When you get right down to it, The Banger Sisters is pretty thin, but you grin while you're watching it. Later you reflect that it has an obvious story arc, sketchy minor characters, and awkwardly tries to get down and provide uplift at the same time. The screenplay could have used an overhaul before production, but I'm glad I saw it.''

TV Guide Online  Full Review
Above Average "It's a foregone conclusion that Suzette will loosen Vinnie up and Vinnie will teach Suzette that "mature" and "sell out" aren't necessarily synonymous, but watching Sarandon and Hawn sashay through their paces is its own reward.''

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 162 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (F)
18
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
6
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
38
Very High
92%
30+Adults (M)
30
Fairly High
90%
30+Adults (F)
70
High
94%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

The opinions clearly show that "The Banger Sisters" is a very entertaining movie that most moviegoers enjoyed very much. It looks like it might be a "chick flick," but the guys enjoyed it nearly as well as the ladies. It's certainly a movie I can recommend as long as you can tolerate the rather strong sexual content and excessive profanity.

I noticed that many of the lower opinions of "Good" and "Fair" were accompanied by negative comments about the profanity and sexual aspects. However, I also noticed that these same people indicated that they would recommend this movie to select friends. This tells me that these people enjoyed "The Banger Sisters" but were disappointed that it was so sexual and contained so much profanity.

Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
This is a very bawdy but fun adult movie. The actresses are great together and Geoffrey Rush is fun to watch. The story moves quick and the comedy comes often and most of it is very funny (quite a bit is sexual in nature). I can easily recommend "The Banger Sisters" to those who first read the content information.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
In the late ‘60s, it would have been hard to find a rock star who didn't have Suzette (Goldie Hawn) or Vinnie (Susan Sarandon) on his arm ... or attached to his leg. The self-proclaimed belles of the rock ‘n' roll ball rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off - and they have the pictures to prove it. But its been more than two decades since THE BANGER SISTERS earned their nickname - or even laid eyes on one another. Vinnie is now Lavinia - a prim, suburban mother, wife, and pillar of the community, more at home at a garden party than a mosh pit. Suzette is still her brassy self- plus a few tattoos and a remarkably increased bust line. When Suzette's world comes crashing down, she sets off in search of the one friend who might be able to rescue her, or at least give her a few thousand bucks. The reunion of THE BANGER SISTERS is the collision of two women's worlds: one who's living in the past, and one who's hiding from it. Together they learn the value of living in the moment.
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