Real life friends and comedy collaborators Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have not starred opposite each other in a movie since Baby Mama in 2008. So their upcoming sibling comedy, Sisters, is a long overdue big screen offering from two of Hollywood’s favorite funny ladies. This movie is an opportunity for the pair to bring their comedic chemistry to a plot surrounding misbehaving adults -a comedy sub-genre usually associated with bro movies (such as The Hangover) that has recently been finding new life with an injection of female comedians (Trainwreck, Bridesmaids).
The second trailer for Sisters has just dropped online, enticing fans with more of the hilarious antics that should be expected from Fey and Poehler’s particular brand of gawky yet charming sense of humor. Give it a watch, above.
Sisters introduces us to adult siblings Jane (Fey) and Maura (Poehler) that return to their childhood home to discover their parents are selling the property. The sisters decide on a crazy plan to commemorate this end of an era with a massive, high school style house party. From the action shown in the previous full-length trailer and fleshed out within the new one, it’s clear that events, of course, quickly turn to chaos – with the uproarious results expected from adults reliving their teen experiences.
Sisters is directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) from a script written by SNL alum Paula Pell. In addition to Fey and Poehler, the movie will feature other comedy troupers Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) and Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters) as their ex classmates alongside a cast that includes James Brolin (Catch Me If You Can), Dianne Wiest (Edward Scissorhands), John Leguizamo (John Wick), and Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project).
From the trailer it certainly appears as if Sisters will be a successful blend of the boundary pushing, female orientated, gross-out humor you would expect from Fey and Poehler and a more heartfelt message about the trials of adulthood. The premise of parodying the teen genre staple of house party movies with anarchistic adults goes well with the authentic comedic chemistry between its leads – and it looks as if they had a riot of a time making the film, too.
Sisters will share its opening weekend with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a ballsy move that could actually work in its favor by providing an alternative for anyone that is not as enthusiastic about this impending sci-fi super event (as unlikely as that may seem). Nonetheless, the combined popularity of Fey and Poehler should draw enough interest for this movie to make a decent impact.
Sisters opens in U.S theaters on December 18th, 2015.
Source: Universal Pictures.