It does offer an appreciably even-handed, non-judgmental panorama of teens and adults flailing their way toward a place of greater empathy and understanding ...
Even with sections recalling both "The Crucible" and an "Afterschool Special," it still fashions a story that's fairly fresh and often absorbing.
The film has an odd pace to it, relying on genre expectations to hurtle headlong into the story initially, but it ultimately ends up defying those expectations with its messages about online bullying, predatory media and more.
Caryn Waechter's debut feature is instead a piercing portrait of adolescent rebellion and alienation.
It's not quite The Crucible, but this Sisterhood works, creating a bit of poignant witchcraft of its own.
A spry, heartfelt first feature ...
An adaptation of a Steven Millhauser short story, Sisterhood drags out to feature length a mystery that's best handled in just a couple pages.
The drama is a poignant paean to young women and feminine creativity, bolstered by impressive performances from a fresh cast and a sense of breathy, hyper-aware immediacy that captures the heady now-ness of adolescence.