The Banger Sisters

The Banger Sisters

Bob Dolman (2002)

93min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This is a likeable if unspectacular attempt to see what happens to groupies after the tours and tequila have dried up. Goldie Hawn plays Suzette, an over-the-hill rock chick who's still reminiscing about the time Jim Morrison passed out on top of her. She's travelling across the country to hook up with former partner-in-crime Lavinia (Susan Sarandon), now a model of suburban respectability, but once the other Banger Sister - a title supposedly conferred on the duo by Frank Zappa. Once they meet, the life lessons are trotted out with predictable regularity - Suzette teaches Lavinia how to live again, Lavinia teaches Suzette how to move on - and the writing fails to deliver on the promising premise. However, Hawn (essentially playing the grown-up version of daughter Kate Hudson's character from Almost Famous) and Sarandon are a winning pairing, and they're ably assisted by Geoffrey Rush as a neurotic writer whisked along for the ride.

Summary

Former rock groupie Suzette, who has stretched her wild youth well into middle age, goes in search of fellow hellraiser Vinnie. However, she is shocked to find her old friend is now a respectable housewife with two children, who has successfully kept her raucous past a secret from her family. Comedy, starring Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon and Geoffrey Rush.

Cast & Crew

Suzette Goldie Hawn
Lavinia Kingsley Susan Sarandon
Harry Plummer Geoffrey Rush
Hannah Kingsley Erika Christensen
Raymond Kingsley Robin Thomas
Ginger Kingsley Eva Amurri
Jules Matthew Carey
Jake Andre Ware
Director Bob Dolman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Contains swearing, drug abuse and sex scenes.Available on: video and DVD
Comedy