First TV Spot: Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Are Stuck in Time as 'Sisters'

Monday, 12 January 2015 09:07 Written by  iamrogue
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First TV Spot: Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Are Stuck in Time as 'Sisters'

With Tina Fey and Amy Poehler throwing down as hosts of the Golden Globe Awards one last time, what better moment to soak in the first real look at Sisters, an upcoming comedy in which these two powerhouses get very, very silly?

The first Sisters TV spot dropping during the Globes telecast last night, providing a brief but fitting introduction to the movie in just twenty seconds.

Since it's only twenty seconds (less, actually), we're wary of being too hasty, but this movie looks like it could be a blast.  This energetic glimpse suggests that Sisters has plenty in common with, say, Step-Brothers, in which two very funny people are allowed to go hog-wild on a simple, promising premise.

Fey and Poehler star as Jane and Maura, semi-estranged sisters who are called back to their childhood home to clear out their untouched bedroom before their parents sell the house.  Hilarity ensues as the siblings grow closer together again and determine that the only way to properly say sayonara to the home is to throw a huge, high school-style house party.


Even aside from the two Saturday Night Live veterans starring, Sisters has a sharp comedy pedigree. 

It's directed by Jason Moore, the helmer behind beloved musical comedy Pitch Perfect (since he's busy with this, Elizabeth Banks is directing Pitch Perfect 2, which arrives before Sisters).  And the screenplay is written by Paula Pell, who has been a writer on SNL for twenty years.  She also wrote and produced on Fey's 30 Rock, even briefly appearing as Pete Hornburger's long suffering wife.

The supporting cast is also worth getting excited over, packed as it is with ringers like Maya Rudolph, John Leguizamo, Bobby Moynihan, Kate McKinnon, Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, and even John Cena.

Sisters is still a long way out; it doesn't hit theaters until December 18th, going up against Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  By then, Poehler's Parks and Recreation will have to come a close.

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