Universal just released the first trailer for the Jason Moore-directed comedy, Sisters. The film stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as two disconnected sisters who have to return home to clean out their rooms before their parents sell the family house. While there, they opt to have one last hurrah and throw a huge house party for their former classmates.
I’m not entirely sure what to make of this one. On the one hand, I’ll watch Fey and Poehler in just about anything, but it looks like Sisters might be a bit too over the top. For some reason I was expecting (and hoping for) something more in the vein of Bridesmaids in terms of pairing laugh-out-loud comedy with a somewhat grounded quality. There’s nothing wrong with going crazier, but it does put more pressure on Fey, Poehler and Moore to ensure these jokes hit hard.
Check out the Sisters trailer for yourself below. The film opens December 18th and also stars Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest, John Cena and James Brolin.
Via Universal Pictures.
Here’s the official synopsis for Sisters:
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).