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Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 6 January 2015 10:49 (A review of Perfect Sisters)

It's a Weak attempt from producer turn director Stanley M. Brooks in his directorial debut. He tries to make black comedy instead he made "Dark teen fantasy- comedy-thriller-drama" salad. The script is equally bad with some weak narration from Breslin at the start. It jumps all over the place from scenes you'd expect to see in 'Gilmore Girls' through to some very heavy scenes (which are handled very badly). The transition of their emotions from fear to anxiety to giddiness had no natural flow. Not even for a crazy person. Nothing makes sense, the girls are supposedly very smart with excellent grades and have learned four languages (one of which they created themselves) and yet throughout the movie they do some of the most incredibly stupid things you could possibly imagine.

What really got me though was that at the end of the movie I had to remind myself that this was based one a true story, which is absolutely insane.it pretty much takes a sociopath to murder their own mother. It was always about money and buying the things they wanted. Plain and simple. The fact that they are making this movie really ticks me off. The moral being? What? That after being caught you can spend four short years in juvi and then get on with your life while your mother no longer can? Sheesh.

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Posted : 13 years, 6 months ago on 9 January 2011 01:52 (A review of

Given that Emma Roberts has been dabbling in typically young movies for years now, I was interested to see how she would be in a movie that's a bit more mature and maybe worthy of her talents. Unfortunately, while may have promised that, it certainly isn't mature or worthy of her talents. No, it's just a reason for it's predominantly female cast to get their clothes off instead of being the gritty crime thriller it could have been.

While Jo (Emma Roberts) is chained down in a dead end supermarket job, her friends are all out on their own separate adventures: Cassandra (Tamsin Egerton) is jetting off to New York to meet her Internet boyfriend; Kerrys (Shanika Warren-Markland) is on a one woman crusade fighting for female liberation and Shannon (Ophelia Lovibond) is on a one way trip to meet her maker. But a chance encounter with some diamond thieves sends their separate worlds on a collision course with not only each other, but fate itself.

I did actually enjoy this movie. I thought the story logistics were all well in place, and the way it was executed was brilliantly done. The film starts off with a brief introduction to our four leading characters, and then spins off into telling their seperate stories, one by one. Shannon's story was a good place to start, since it was so depressing, but mixed into that were the beginnings off a crime thriller that never quite lifted off after that. Admittedly, by the time it got to the fourth story, which was Jo's, I felt a little tired out by everything that had happened, and I just wanted them to tie up the loose ends as fast as they could and end the movie. That's the problem with these multi plot films...there is always one story (in this case Shannon's) that is better than all the rest, and the other stories usually leave me feeling a little empty because of that. Cassandra's storyline was a little unbelievable but served as a great warning to those with internet 'boyfriends'; Kerrys didn't really have a storyline and was just running around trying to save the world and take a piece out of everyone else; and Jo's storyline, while somewhat interesting (a dodgy dealer at work...most of us can relate to that), was just a tad predictable and shallow.

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