The Banger Sisters
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For some folks, the 1960s never really ended, and one woman still cheerfully stuck in the Summer of Love discovers her one-time best friend has left that decade as far behind as humanly possible in this comedy. In the late '60s and early '70s, Suzette (Goldie Hawn) and Vinnie (Susan Sarandon) were two of Southern California's most celebrated groupies. Affectionately nicknamed "The Banger Sisters" by Frank Zappa, best friends Suzette and Vinnie partied hearty with practically every rock star of the era who mattered, and kept a collection of Polaroid snapshots documenting… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is the directorial debut of Bob Dolman, who got his start scripting WKRP in Cincinnati, and as one might expect, he handles the comic material with aplomb and falls on his face whenever the story turns serious."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"There's a good movie to be made about fifty-something former groupies, but The Banger Sisters is not that movie."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A lame script ruins a potentially good premise."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"As performances caricaturais do trio principal comprovam que até mesmo atores talentosos podem ser derrotados por roteiros pavorosos como o desta produção."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"It might have been fun, but [director Bob] Dolman focuses on all the wrong things."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Hot idea. Tepid execution."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"There are many things that solid acting can do for a movie, but crafting something promising from a mediocre screenplay is not one of them."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Watching movies like this, it's easy to understand actresses' common complaint about the quality of roles for women of a certain age."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Despite its rock 'n' roll trappings, The Banger Sisters is like an After-School Special with better actors and more swearing."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"Three Oscar winners and roughly the same amount of decent lines between them."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"So insipid it may turn even superannuated hippies into raging neocons."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"From opening to closing credits, there isn't a single genuine moment."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The Banger Sisters is not a terrible film but ultimately a missed opportunity, an opportunity to show the outcomes of those deluded Band-Aids from Almost Famous, or even as a demonstration of the inevitable paths of people whose experiences peaked when th"
‑ Todd Gilchrist, IGN Movies
"The performances are easy to love while the story is not."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Apollo Guide
"Hawn never stops surprising me at how truly talented she is...she's just a good actor, with an uncanny ability to own the words her character speaks."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
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