Movieline's Hollywood Life - 10/01/2002
"...An inviting, frequently hilarious movie. Hawn has one of the best roles of her career....Sarandon is also vibrant, and Geoffrey Rush offers a remarkably subtle portrayal....THE BANGER SISTERS turns out to be a hoot..."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/27/2002
"...Goldie Hawn gives a heartbreakingly brave, endearing performance..."
Premiere - 10/01/2002
"...Enlivened by sharp dialogue and characterizations, and Hawn and Sarandon's interactions are impeccable, timing- and deliver-wise..."
Variety - 09/16/2002
"...Feisty fun from start to finish....Neatly scripted and efficiently helmed....[The] narrative situations play into both actresses' strengths and physical attributes....Rush is quite simply a hoot..."
Box Office - 11/01/2002
"...Sarandon shines: Her transition from a straight-laced mother to a down-and-dirty party girl is both funny and affecting..."
Suzette (Goldie Hawn) and Vinnie (Susan Sarandon) were groupies in their heyday, partying with the likes of Frank Zappa (who dubs them the Banger Sisters), Jim Morrison, and virtually every other rock star and roadie that passed through Los Angeles. Twenty years later, Suzette is a bartender who finds herself too old to stay in the Los Angeles rock scene. Distraught, she heads to Phoenix in search of her former best friend, picking up neurotic and quirky Harry (Geoffrey Rush) at a gas station along the way. But when Suzette arrives in Phoenix, she is surprised to find that her once wild friend may as well be a different person. Married to a lawyer with political aspirations and the mother of two teenage daughters, Vinnie is now LaVinia, a refined, cultured pillar of the community. With Suzette back in town, LaVinia is confronted with her past and finds that she must make peace with it to fully embrace her true self. Hawn and Sarandon are well cast, and Rush is a scene-stealer as a wounded man who finds new inspiration in Suzette. Writer Bob Dolman makes his directorial debut with THE BANGER SISTERS.
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