The Banger Sisters details
|Starring:||Goldie Hawn, Robin Thomas, Matthew Carey, Susan Sarandon, Geoffrey Rush, Erika Christensen|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Banger Sisters
|Run time:||1 hour 34 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Jul 2003|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Great MovieBy a customer from London, England , 08 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Really enjoyed this movie. Was funny, fast paced and well acted. Plot wasn't great but very enjoyable. Worth watching.
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Granny Groupies!By Claire Neeson from Cambridge , 30 Nov 2005A nice, easy watch. The two female leads do what they always do in their films - Goldie is a lovable kook and Susan Sarandon is brains with a twist -and the result is feel-good frivolity that makes no claims to be serious.
The only odd, jarring element of this film is the Geoffrey Rush character - why is he in the film? Did Geoff have a word with the director along the lines of 'I've always fancied Goldie Hawn, get me in that film'?
The standard tale of self-discovery is as predictable as Mick Jagger and a paternity suit but as long as you don't ask too much of this film you won't be disappointed.
Old groupies never die, they just leave the shag for the carpet.
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Banging OnBy Cato (772 reviews) from Lydbury North , 25 Nov 2005A slight and predictable film which allows the middle-aged Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon to pretend they've lost 35 years and are still strutting their stuff as groupies to some notable rock stars. Hawn remains a pathetic rock-chic whilst Sarandon has opted for wholesome American middle-class virtues. The former visits the latter and manages to transform her back to the quasi-idealistic young thing she used to be. A strong whiff of the old American sentimentalism creeps in to the plot as it develops, and Geoffrey Rush is involved as a writer with neuroses. Not a bad film, just don't expect to be blown away.
CLASSIC GOLDIEBy coolboarder from WEST YORKSHIRE , 16 Aug 2005What you would expect from Goldie Hawn, funny and a good story. Susan Sarandon is great casting opposite Goldie and the pair work well together.
This is definately a women's film, maybe one for a Sunday afternoon. The story itself is brilliant but they could have done so much more with it. Definately worth a watch and a must for any Goldie fan!
More interesting than excitingBy Chris441 from London , 14 Aug 2005I expected certain things from 'The Banger Sisters'.
Two former rock groupies, one still a hippy, the other a beige surburbia mother come together. The funniest lines came from Goldie Hawn as the hippy, who it turned out was tougher than than well organised surburban mother.
What I found interesting about it was that it didn't have typical critical stuff about lifestyles - it had a few comments to make. The music was great. The only truly bad thing was Susan Sarandon's makeover hair.
Not quite Bang-on target........By noirpanther (218 reviews) from London , 02 Aug 2005This film, starring Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon,about two women nostalgically rekindling their outrageous past friendship as groupies nick-named 'The Banger Sister' in the 60s and 70s will appeal to those, like me, who enjoyed the girl-buddy movie 'Thelma and Louise', which starred Sarandon and Geena Davis.
Like that previous film, this one's appeal relies on the charm of the two lead characters, and while Hawn and Sarandon both have the personality to carry it off, 'Banger Sisters' fails to achieve the same success.
Goldie Hawn is perfect in every way, and has the majority of screen time. Though appealing, Sarandon looks a little too mature to squeeze into tight fitting 'fast girl' gear, and the narrative doesn't allow the women to bond as successfully as Sarandon and Davis did.
One disappointment is the flabbiness of the two male leads' scripts, acting and appearance, which weakens both the comedic and dramatic point of the movie. Worth a look, but I won't be buying it.