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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.
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.
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.
The above rating is an average of the critic reviews below.
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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performance, and Susan Sarandon a shrewdly withdrawn one in The Banger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.''
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.''
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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.''
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
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.
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.