Two of my comedy goddesses (Tina Fey and Amy Poehler) are back together again in a new film. The trailer for ‘Sisters’ dropped last week and after a few watches over the space of a few days I’ve come to a decision. I think it will suck.
It seems formulaic and trying too hard. Fey and Poehler have swapped their traditional character roles (Amy now playing the tight-laced shrew and Tina the goofy screwup). Not entirely convinced that it worked. Certainly didn’t work for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in ‘At World’s End’.
I’m hoping it’s just a bad trailer as the whole thing looks like it’s been done to death. I could see elements of ‘Stepbrothers’ , ‘Romy and Michelle’, ‘Superbad’ and ‘Project X’ just within those two minutes.
I want it to work, I really do. I want more people in the world to know how brilliant these bitches are. But I don’t think this is the vehicle that will do it.