By Ken Tucker
October 04, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

As two old pals and former groupies, Goldie Hawn gives a heartbreakingly brave performance, and Susan Sarandon a shrewdly withdrawn one, but writer Bob Dolman’s directorial debut betrays his stars. Sisters could have explored how female counterculturalists were both exploited and liberated by hippie sexual freedoms, but instead, Dolman reduces Sarandon to an uptight suburban harridan and Hawn to a bigger bubblehead than she ever was on Laugh-In.