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The Banger Sisters

MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content and some drug use
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Primary Audience:
Drama / Comedy
1 hr. 38 min.
Year of Release:
Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon in “The Banger Sisters”

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Goldie Hawn, Geoffrey Rush, Erika Christensen, Robin Thomas | Directed by: Bob Dolman | Produced by: Mark Johnson, Elizabeth Cantillon | Written by: Bob Dolman | Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Viewer Comments
Negative—What a waste of time and money! I, too, like another viewer, kept waiting for a good, moral ending. I was so shocked throughout the entire movie (due to the vulgar content,) but I kept waiting and waiting for it to turn around. It never does. It’s horrible and I, too, felt like I let God down by sitting through it. I expected a fun “chick flick” and wish I had read these reviews before going. Nothing worth watching—not even as a “renter.”
My Ratings: [Extremely Offensive / 1½]
—Trish, age 35
Negative—I brought my sister, my future daughter-in-law and myself to this movie expecting it to be a fun, carefree girlfriend movie. We are all born-again Christians who love the Lord, and we spend the remainder of the evening shaking our heads wondering why in the world we didn’t just get up and walk out in the first 15 minutes! We were all ashamed that we had been disobedient to God and filled our minds and our eyes with this filth! The language and behavior in this film was the most crude, vulgar and disgusting I have ever seen.

No redemption in this film at all. Our only excuse is that we were too paralyzed with shock to walk out immediately. We all went home to take showers as we felt very dirty. Wouldn’t recommend this film for ANYONE—even the most decadent sinner with low standards for morals and film quality.
My Ratings: [Extremely Offensive / 1]
—Connie, age 41
Negative—My wife wanted to go so I agreed thinking it was just a “chick flick.” We were both very sorry. The movie was not well done, but what was offensive was the sexual content and the language. We were foolish enough to stay thinking that a good moral was going to come out in the end, but moral was “don’t be uptight, get wild and loose.”

This was of course the cry of the 60’s (and I fell for it then), but to see grown people with teenage children reverting to this philosophy was depressing. I’ve lost all respect for Hawn and Sarandon.
My Ratings: [Extremely Offensive / 1½]
—Glen, age 51
Negative—A typical Hollywood film in that they give a good message “do what’s right for you” and as always equate that to sinning with abandon. Each person should do what is right for them, based on the love that God has shown us. There is no mention of God in this film. There is a large amount of sex (nothing shown) and sexual language.

The heroine (Goldie Hawn) lives a free sex, drinking, and rock ’n roll lifestyle. That she is a woman in her 50’s who looks 15 years younger is laughable. As anyone knows, people who live this lifestyle look 55 when they’re 40 years old, not the other way around. There is one moment of clarity that earns the film a very offensive instead of extremely offensive rating. Goldie Hawn at one point does cry and says she’d do anything to have a family like Susan Sarandon’s character. She does seem to realize that her lifestyle is lacking something. However, the moment is so short that it is overwhelmed by the entire movie. I cannot recommend this film to anyone.
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 3½]
—Bill Bagot, age 37
Negative—With accomplished actresses such as Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon, how bad can this R-rated comedy be? Very bad! Insipid, shallow plot, mixed up story lines that don’t really go any where. The message of the movie is apparently to be loose, self-expressive, “real,” but the message really glorifies sexual promiscuity, moral irresponsibility, under some guise of liberation from convention. I should have known better, with the trailer alluding to the content, but… So sorry I spent the money.
My Ratings: [Extremely Offensive / 2½]
Halyna Barannik, age 56