The Banger Sisters A comedy full of false notes about being true to yourself. Hawn plays Suzette, a onetime rock groupie who still parties hard. Sarandon is Lavinia,… The Banger Sisters A comedy full of false notes about being true to yourself. Hawn plays Suzette, a onetime rock groupie who still parties hard. Sarandon is Lavinia,…
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THE BANGER SISTERS (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Jan 28, 2003; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Comedy; With: Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon; Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

A comedy full of false notes about being true to yourself. Hawn plays Suzette, a onetime rock groupie who still parties hard. Sarandon is Lavinia, her former ''Banger Sister,'' who married money and raised a picture-perfect family. Soon after seeing Suzette for the first time in 20 years, Lavinia's flinging dinner at her husband, chopping off her hair, and shaking her booty again. But that's how Suzette affects everyone -- including a failed, suicidal screenwriter (Geoffrey Rush) who becomes manically inspired after one round with a Banger. Hawn hasn't seemed such a forced force of nature since 'Butterflies Are Free.'

Originally posted Feb 07, 2003 Published in issue #694 Feb 07, 2003 Order article reprints