December 18th has been marked on most people’s calendars for awhile, but probably not because of the release of Sisters. But! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler want to make sure that amidst the Star Wars: The Force Awakens hype you don’t forget about their comedy. As such, a new trailer from Universal marries the two together, with Sisters: The Farce Awakens.
Some of the spoofing is on-point, particularly when they say “our director, JJ…ason Moore,” and describe the emotional importance of such a legendary film with fake English accents. Maya Rudolph gets some good jokes in too (and a couple of not so great lines), but her lampoon of motion capture is amazing. All in all, it’s a cute send-up of Star Wars, and a fun advertisement for Sisters.
Check it out below; The film opens December 18th, and also stars Ike Barinholtz, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest, John Cena and James Brolin.
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.