Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Challenge ‘Star Wars’ With ‘Sisters: The Farce Awakens’
Sisters is facing quite a challenge with the unfortunate release date of December 18, the same day as Star Wars: The Force Awakens — not that you need reminding, since you’ve had that date etched in your brain for over a year. But Tina Fey and Amy Poehler don’t seem bothered by this in the slightest, as their latest promotional video for Sisters finds them happily spoofing The Force Awakens with The Farce Awakens. And really, how can you deny their combined super-power?
Riffing on the making-of The Force Awakens featurette released over the summer, Fey, Poehler and their co-stars describe the joy and wonder of working on their new film, which includes mostly practical sets and utilizes real effects when possible. Speaking in faux British accents, the pair fondly discuss their director, “J.J…ason Moore,” and repeatedly say “literally” when conveying their listless excitement for sharing the screen with “legends.” You know, like Maya Rudolph. To be fair, she is kind of a big deal.
It’s a great promotional angle, embracing their opening weekend rival with loving humor instead of shrinking away from the cinematic behemoth that is Star Wars. Now, if we could just get the cast of The Force Awakens to spoof Sisters, all would be right in the world.
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.
Sisters also stars Ike Barinholtz, John Cena and John Leguizamo, and hits theaters on — oh, you know.