Sisters (15) | Close-Up Film Review

There comes a point when you can have too much of a good thing, and for the first hour of this overlong re-teaming of comedy queens, Tina 30 Rock Fey and Amy Parks and Recreation Poehler, the kind of over indulgent, unedited Saturday Night Live hit-n-miss sketch format script that so often bloats contemporary American comedy, threatens to suffocate this union of talent.

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Parks and Recreation: The Complete Series (15) | Home Ents Review

Parks and Recreation, or Parks & Rec as it’s lovingly known by both its hardcore fanbase and those who would prefer to save literally, one second, is one of the greatest sitcoms to grace television screens in the last twenty years, easy. Documented not by how it bulldozed audience viewing figures, or netted its stars one mil per episode (ahem, Friends), but by its consistent resilience not only by being “on the bubble” for six seasons – wherein a show doesn’t really warrant renewing, due to dwindling audience figures, yet US television network NBC believed in it anyway – but by permeating itself in the zeitgeist where you least expected it to.

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