Bad Sisters is a 2014 film directed by Kimberly Seilhamer and starring Amanda K. Morales, MacKenzie Scott and Brendan Robinson. The film tells the story of two sisters, Amber and Paris, who are forced to confront their dark past when their estranged father dies, leaving them his sprawling mansion. As they spend more time together, the sisters begin to unravel a web of secrets and lies that threatens to tear them apart.
While Bad Sisters’ premise is intriguing, the film’s execution falls short in a number of ways. The pace of the film is slow and the story feels disjointed at times. The first half of the film is devoted to the relationship between the two sisters and their tense history, but it takes too long for anything meaningful to happen. The audience is waiting for the story to get going, and when it does, it’s difficult to care about the characters or their problems.
One of the biggest problems with Bad Sisters is the acting. While the two leading actresses Amanda K.Morales and MacKenzie Scott do their best, their performances marred by clumsy dialogue and stilted performances. There’s little chemistry between the two sisters, and their interactions often feel forced and unnatural. The supporting cast doesn’t fare much better, with many of the performances coming across as stiff and unconvincing.
Writing in “Bad Sisters” is also a weak point. The script is full of clichés and predictable plot twists that hardly captivate the audience. Dialogue is often stilted and awkward, and characters’ motivations are unclear. The film tries to tackle serious issues like abuse and mental illness, but does so in a superficial way that feels exploitative and insensitive.
The camera work in “Bad Sisters” is competent but unremarkable. The film is shot in a style more suited to a television film than a feature film. The lighting is often flat and the camera work uninspired. The score is forgettable and does little to improve the mood or atmosphere of the film.
Overall, Bad Sisters is an unforgettable film that doesn’t quite live up to its potential. The story is slow and predictable, the acting is mediocre, and the writing is uninspired. While the film tackles serious issues, it does so in a way that feels exploitative and insensitive. There are some moments of suspense and drama, but they are few and far between. Ultimately, “Bad Sisters” is a film best avoided.