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  • Actors: Susan Sarandon, Goldie Hawn, Geoffrey Rush, Erika Christensen, Robin Thomas Grossman
  • Directors: Bob Dolman
  • Writers: Bob Dolman
  • Producers: David L. Bushell, Elizabeth Cantillon, Mark Johnson
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 21 July 2003
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009PBU9
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,912 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Suzette (Goldie Hawn, First Wives’ Club) is an ex-groupie who, with her tattoos, boob job and wild partying ways, seems determined to live in her glorious past. When she loses her bar job however, Suzette begins to think her days of being a rock chick are numbered and embarks on a road trip to Phoenix. She plans to seek out her old friend and fellow groupie Vinnie (Susan Sarandon, Thelma and Louise) for help, support … and hopefully a good time! Along the way, Suzette picks up an uptight, depressed and celibate writer called Harry (Geoffrey Rush, Shakespeare in Love), who seems to be on a bizarre mission to shoot his father. Suzette’s infectious humour and lust for life soon start rubbing off however, and the two form a strong bond, made even stronger when Suzette decides to awaken Harry’s sexual passion! Now all Suzette has to deal with is Vinnie, who has transformed from a trendy rock goddess into a prim, beige-wearing suburban wife and mother, with no plans for a trip down memory lane! The arrival of Suzette throws Vinnie’s carefully organized life into disarray. Her daughters and husband know nothing of her past, and with Suzette wanting to party like they did before, Vinnie has to answer some increasingly tricky questions. Her daughter, Ginger (Eva Amurri, Anywhere But Here) is struggling with her driving test and her other daughter, Hannah (Erika Christensen, Traffic, Swimfan) is about to graduate. With both girls demanding all Vinnie’s time, she realizes with envy that Suzette has never lost the free spirit attitude they shared in their younger days, and that it’s high time Vinnie enjoyed a reawakening. Juggling a night on the tiles with the school run is just that bit more of a challenge!

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A refreshing take on a well-tried formula, The Banger Sisters proves that there is always room for a polished new "women's picture", particularly one with a high astringent content. The eponymous sisters are a couple of girlfriends with a groupie past who haven't seen each other for years. Suzette (an ebullient Goldie Hawn) has remained a confirmed rock chick. When she's sacked from her bar job, she goes in search of Vinnie (Susan Sarandon) who has excised her past from her life as a staid wife and mother.

The performances are good and there are some cracking moments, not least as the initially resistant Sarandon seizes the memory of her youth and sheds her skin of respectability to the bewilderment of her husband and two daughters. Suzette's visit is the catharsis her old friend has long needed. (In many ways, of course, the most interesting aspect of the picture is the one we don't get to see: the long-term consequences of some pretty sleazy old revelations on a middle class family). But there's a pleasing poignancy in Hawn's decision to go home, her work done. And Geoffrey Rush, as usual, is outstanding as Harry, the neurotic writer she has picked up on the way and who could, just possibly, provide some stability in her itinerant life.

On the DVD: The Banger Sisters is presented in widescreen with a throbbing Dolby soundtrack. There are no extras. --Piers Ford

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By GratuitousViolets TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Jun. 2010
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Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon have excellent chemistry in this tale of two ex-best friends who meet again to learn they are no longer as compatable as friends as they once had been. This is a funny, touching and intriguing tale of what happens to people when they evolve, and what happens if they don't. An uplifting and psychodelic soundtrack truly captures the spirit of the film.

The Plot:

Suzette, an attractive, smart-mouthed and sassy ex-groupie, becomes suddenly unemployed without warning; with the due rent impending, no means of income, and no family to lean on, she begins a road trip to Phoenix in the hope of appealing for help from her old best friend Vinnie, whom she hasn't seen in over twenty years. On the trip, Suzette picks up an unlikely travelling partner called Harry (incredible performance by Geoffrey Rush), a neurotic obsessive-compulsive who, much to free-spirited and sexually promiscuous Suzette's shock and amusement, is abstinent and has been so for ten years.

Soon, Suzette discovers that the good old days have well and truly past, and her best friend who was once a vibrant, adventurous and funny woman is now a neurotic, uptight, upper-class woman who is married with two ungrateful daughters. Vinnie - now preferring to be known as Lavinia - finds Suzette's visit as an unwelcome ghost from the past, leaving Suzette hurt, angry and confused how her friend could have lost her identity and become a beige-wearing straight-laced lady.

Suzette's very presence to Lavinia is a sure threat...a threat that could destroy her kids' and husband's perception of who she really is if they discover that she was once a promiscuous, dedicated and fun-loving groupie...a life she swore she would leave behind her forever.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Joe HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 14 Mar. 2006
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In THE BANGER SISTERS, Goldie Hawn doesn't giggle as much as she did thirty-two years ago on "Laugh-In", but, under that unruly mop of blond hair, she can still give that crooked little grin that's just so darned appealing.
Goldie plays Suzette, an aging ex-groupie of the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll generation who's a legend in her own mind and, undoubtedly, in the libidos of all the musicians she slept with. Just fired from her bartending gig at a Hollywood club by a young boss who doesn't have the proper respect for historical figures, Suzette sets out by car for Phoenix to look up Lavinia (Susan Sarandon), her pal and fellow groupie from the good old days. Along the way, she picks up Harry (Geoffrey Rush), a tightly wound wannabe writer that hasn't had sex in ten years and travels with a pistol loaded with one bullet. She arrives at her destination only to discover that Lavinia has "gone straight", i.e., is married to a lawyer and living a constipated middle-class existence in the affluent suburbs with two spoiled daughters, a banana hammock, and an all-beige wardrobe.
The plot of this film is about nothing more than the effect of Suzette's uninhibited ebullience on Harry, Lavinia, and the latter's family. And, it should have been limited to just Lavinia's small circle if the editing department had perhaps done the smart thing and relegated the subplot involving Harry to the cutting room floor. Sarandon does well enough as a responsible Mom divesting herself of the inhibitions that have layered themselves over a formerly free spirit. To that end, her husband and daughters are nothing more than animated props serving as foils to this process catalyzed by the intrusion of Suzette into their overly-ordered lives.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Francisco on 28 April 2005
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Suzette (Hawn) is an ageing rock chick. Vinny/La Vinnia (Sarandon) was her best friend when they were young and wild. Suzette gets fired from her job working in a rock bar and decides to drive across country to seek out her old friend (who's now married to a lawyer and has children). Along the way she meets Harry and gives him a lift.
Things don't go as planned when they get to Phoenix but she does get to talk to Vinny.
The film could best be described as a frothy drama. There are not that many laughs but it doesn't get very deep either. It stays somewhere in the middle for the most part. The characters are sympathetic.
In short it's a feel good film about relationships.
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Just about my favourite Goldie Hawn picture. If you watch her body language throughout the film she is using her dance training to the full, controlling every move to effortless perfection. You wish that she had attempted something like a silent comedy as her timing is phenomenal.

Susan Sarandon is the perfect foil, it is difficult to think of many other actresses who could have played the role as convincingly to make the whole film work. The two daughters were similarly perfectly cast (OK one has had a bit of practice before the film) and all the women bounce off each other to perfection, keeping the whole thing moving, and me at least, laughing more than in most comedies.

The husband character has a bit of an impossible role, but competently keeps it together, and the failed screenwriter provides a vital subplot with both humour and necessary pathos. His disbelief at being run over by Vinnie in the cemetary is wonderful.

Too many great moments to list them all, but that second to last scene as Suzette walks away from the family with everything about her swinging in a controlled, confident and happy rhythm formed a fantastic contrast to the mess she portrayed at the start of the film is perfect. We even have a classic Hollywood type ending with her driving off into a metaphorical sunset with her wreck of a screenwriter. Fabulous.
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