Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have turned their friendship into a major part of their career; I know I’m not the only one who could dispense with pretty much every part of the recent Golden Globe ceremonies that aren’t the two making jokes about the proceedings. The duo is back on the big screen this Christmas in Sisters, which casts Fey and Poehler as reunited siblings who throw a big party in their childhood home. (And which has nothing to do with the Brian De Palma thriller of the same name.)
This time, Tina Fey is the wilder of the two, while Poehler plays the straight-laced over-achiever. Though once things get going, it looks like the real appeal of the film may simply be watching the two riff on jokes together, and that’s OK with us. Check out the Sisters trailer here.
The first half of that trailer is a little flat, but when we really start to see Fey and Poehler working their magic filtered through the specific dynamics of these characters, it starts to come to life. By the end, I was
Trailer via Universal. Sisters opens on December 18.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for Sisters, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need. Fey produces the comedy alongside Jay Roach (Meet the Parents series) and John S. Lyons (Austin Powers in Goldmember), and Poehler executive produces alongside Jeff Richmond and Brian Bell from a script by Paula Pell (TV’s Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock).