In the trailer, it appears the actors take on an interesting reversal of typical roles. We’re used to seeing Fey cast as the straight-laced, dryly funny chick and Poehler in the goofier, lighter roles. But in this film, it appears that Poehler is the “perfect” sister who has her life together with a good job (albeit she’s divorced), while Fey plays the adventurous, rock ‘n roll-type sister who still hasn’t quite fully grown up.
From the looks of it, there was no actual falling out between the siblings, though, just lives that took them on different paths. But when they return home to discover the house for sale, clearly, it brings back some unforgettable memories, and the perfect opportunity to (what else?) throw one last massive party. What could possibly go wrong?
In just two and-a-half minutes, the trailer brings some great one-liners, including “It’s a lot of under-teet” and “will you not drink tonight? I want to let my freak flag fly;” along with an unfortunate incident with a music box, and a stand-off of sorts between Fey and Cena. With such a strong comedic cast, it’s poised to be a ladies version along the lines of films like This is the End.
In addition to reuniting the funny duo, the movie also appears to be a reunion among a number of Saturday Night Live cast members, past and present, with appearances by Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Kate McKinnon, and Bobby Moynihan. Others who appear in the film include Ike Barinholtz (as Poehler’s character’s love interest), James Brolin, John Cena, John Leguizamo, and Ja Rule.
The Universal Pictures comedy, which was directed by Jason Moore and written by Paula Pell, will debut this Christmas.