Perfect Sisters

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  • Summary: Sisters Sandra (Abigail Breslin) and Beth (Georgie Henley) learned early in life that they had no one to depend on but each other. But when their addict mother Linda makes plans to move the girls in with her lecherous and abusive lover, the girls’ situation becomes unbearable. Seeing noSisters Sandra (Abigail Breslin) and Beth (Georgie Henley) learned early in life that they had no one to depend on but each other. But when their addict mother Linda makes plans to move the girls in with her lecherous and abusive lover, the girls’ situation becomes unbearable. Seeing no other way out, Sandra and Beth plan their mother’s murder. [Gravitas Ventures] Expand

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Apr 10, 2014
    60
    Ms. Breslin and especially Ms. Henley are quite good, elevating a film that seems like an oft-told tale.
  2. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Mar 10, 2014
    60
    Perfect Sisters may stand accused of being rife with tone-deaf stylistic choices, but the more positive spin is to call it a marginal film elevated, however inadvertently, by the strange specificity of its scenes.
  3. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Apr 8, 2014
    60
    Perfect Sisters, which takes a dark, matricidal turn (inspired by an actual Toronto case), was never going to be a new "Heavenly Creatures." But give credit to director Stan Brooks for allowing his two former child stars some real meat to sink their teenage chops into.
  4. Reviewed by: Sherrie Li
    Apr 8, 2014
    50
    Stanley M. Brooks's directorial debut's attempt to make sense of what happened falters by laboring to tick every item off the timeline checklist instead of focusing on who these Bathtub Girls were underneath the dysfunction.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Apr 9, 2014
    50
    The film is elevated by the quality of the performances, with Breslin and Henley movingly affecting as the closely bound sisters and Sorvino convincingly conveying her character’s inability to function.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Apr 14, 2014
    40
    Stan Brooks’ first directorial feature provides scant psychological depth, drawing its characters and staging their incidents in crude fashion, despite superficial production gloss.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Apr 10, 2014
    20
    This kind of thing requires a velvet touch, though director Stanley M. Brooks hits only hammer-heavy notes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Nov 2, 2014
    10
    The best movie I have even seen in my entire life! I got really into it and the story line and plot was really good, I would personally payThe best movie I have even seen in my entire life! I got really into it and the story line and plot was really good, I would personally pay again and again to watch this movie and it deserves 1,000,000 oscars! Expand
  2. Oct 5, 2014
    8
    I think the movie was a good mixture from Andersen sisters' thinking point-of-view.....the real, although the acting cast mishap was castingI think the movie was a good mixture from Andersen sisters' thinking point-of-view.....the real, although the acting cast mishap was casting of Abigail Breslin, but still Georgie Henley carried the film quite neatly considering the fact that its her first movie after Narnia triology..... Expand
  3. Dec 4, 2015
    7
    Perfect sisters' perfect evildoing.

    The Canadian version of 'Heavenly Creatures'. The director admits he inspired by the Peter Jackson's
    Perfect sisters' perfect evildoing.

    The Canadian version of 'Heavenly Creatures'. The director admits he inspired by the Peter Jackson's movie. But you must know that this film was also based on the real sisters who were fed up with their irresponsible and alcoholic mother and her abusive boyfriend. So they plot to set free themselves from the messed up life as they think they deserve better.

    It was supposed to be a television movie, but later it saw a limited theatrical release and a mixed response from all quarters. I liked the film, for its strong content, but the weakness lies in the first half. The beginning was a very poor quality of presentation, the next half was the reason I favoured it where it erupts while the narration nearing the conclusion.

    Since no one knows the details about the real sisters, the characters were altered in the movie as the cast desired to attack few things to complete it. Both, Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley were not bad, but it's hard to believe these child actors are all grown up. In a few years, they will be in the lead! Anyway, this film is worth a watch, especially true stories like this fascinates me. We could learn about our world and its society, what other people went through in their lives and the reason behind those stuffs.

    7/10
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  4. Jan 27, 2016
    5
    Georgie Henley and Abigail Breslin are terrific in this film, let's start there. Henley catches the unsettling schizophrenic attributes of herGeorgie Henley and Abigail Breslin are terrific in this film, let's start there. Henley catches the unsettling schizophrenic attributes of her character, smiling and laughing bizarrely, utterly out of sync with the awful crime they're planning, and then commit. Breslin is just as compelling, her character stricken into near catatonia by what they've done, suddenly thrown into a wrenching and terrible grief. The supporting roles are credible and well-acted, but the film founders on an element that I'm not sure has ever been, or can ever be, captured on film. That is the effect that alcoholism and incorrigible drunkenness can cause on the victims of the alcoholic - the indescribable outrage, made a hundred times worse by the impossibility of fighting it. While Mira Sorvino's character seems 'out of it' and depraved, that doesn't begin to convey the destructiveness of alcoholism, or the dreadful toll it takes.
    The film itself is borderline dogme, perhaps intentionally, but it's not consistent through the film. Some scenes are beautiful and lyric, others look like a high-school production by students without the faintest idea how to shoot a scene. A flawed effort, but again, I can't say enough about Henley and Breslin - they make the film.
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  5. Sep 23, 2014
    2
    So something possessed me to watch the movie, "Perfect Sisters", a "teen crime drama" about two teenage sisters who kill their drunkard of aSo something possessed me to watch the movie, "Perfect Sisters", a "teen crime drama" about two teenage sisters who kill their drunkard of a mom in some half-assed teen angst story...

    Oh how do I describe this **** fest...

    For starters, this movie may as well be called "Look At My **** as Abigail Breslin apparently feels utterly compelled to fall out of her shirt in EVERY SCENE. The camera work and directing are seemingly entirely focused on Breslin's boobs for the entire film... It's almost as if there was a special clause in her contract requiring her to point her breasts straight into the lens at all times.

    Aside from the ridiculous amount of teenage juggs in this movie, it is riddled with poor acting, even poorer plot developments, and some of the most illogical nonsense I have ever seen. Worst of all is the fact that this is based on a true story!

    And to top off this preposterous "teen comedy, drama, thriller", the detective WEARS A F***ING EYE PATCH!!! No explanation just an eye patch!!

    In all I feel as though the film's producers owe me the 100 minutes they stole from me...
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