Taglines: Big sisters don’t always know the best.
Maura Ellis (Amy Poehler) is told by her parents (Dianne Wiest and James Brolin) that they are planning to sell their home in Orlando, and asked to come and clean out the things from her childhood bedroom. Her parents also ask that she tell her sister, Kate (Tina Fey), because she does not take bad news well.
Maura, a recently divorced nurse, is constantly trying to help people, and Kate is an unorganized and irresponsible stylist, who is living in her friend’s house, while her teenage daughter, Haley (Madison Davenport), lives elsewhere and refuses to tell Kate where she is staying. Maura calls to tell her the news, but stops short of telling Kate that their childhood home is being sold, and instead convinces her to come to Orlando for a while, as Kate has just been kicked out of her apartment.
Kate and Maura meet at the airport, and on the drive home, they hit on a man, James (Ike Barinholtz), doing yard work outside of his home. Upon reaching their childhood home, they discover the house has already sold, and their parents have already packed up and sold all of the family’s belongings, except for the things in the sisters’ room. Furious, Maura and Kate find their parents at a retirement community and confront them. The sisters are told that the deal is done and that they need to be out of the house by the end of the weekend with everything completely moved out. As they are going to sleep, Kate convinces Maura to have one last party in their childhood home.
The next morning, the sisters are awoken by the new homeowners coming to see the house in order to begin to plan all of the things they want to change when to move in, and tell them that the home needs to be in perfect condition in order for the sale to go through, causing great distress to Maura and Kate. Moving forward with their plans to host a party, Kate and Maura go through and invite most of their friends from high school, excluding Brinda (Maya Rudolph) whom Kate hates.
The sisters go shopping in order to prepare for the night. While shopping for decorations, they have a run-in with Brinda, who is upset about not being invited. The sisters then go to a nail salon, where Maura invites her nail stylist to the party, and tries to convince Kate to apply for a job there. Kate speaks to the owner and he refuses. Kate, convinces him to pretend to give her a job so that Maura will think that she is taking responsibility.
While shopping for dresses, Haley calls Kate to check in with her. Kate hands the phone to Maura, whose conversation with Haley reveals that Maura has been housing Haley for the past several months, unbeknownst to Kate. Maura convinces Haley that Kate has changed for the better, and Haley buys a plane ticket to Orlando to surprise Kate. The sisters finish up their shopping, and stop by James’ house where Kate forces Maura to ask him to come to their party, and he agrees. While preparing for their guests to arrive, Maura asks Kate to remain sober for the party, so that she will be able to enjoy the party. Kate reluctantly agrees.
Sisters, previously known as The Nest, is an American comedy film directed by Jason Moore and written by Paula Pell. The film stars Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, John Leguizamo, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, James Brolin and Dianne Wiest. The film is set to be released on December 18, 2015 by Universal Pictures.
Directed by: Jason Moore
Starring: Amy Poehler, John Cena, Tina Fey, John Leguizamo, John Cena, Maya Rudolph, Dianne Wiest, Kate McKinnon, Heather Matarazzo, Rachel Dratch
Screenplay by: Paula Pell
Production Design by: Richard Hoover
Cinematography by: Barry Peterson
Film Editing by: Lee Haxall
Costume Design by: Susan Lyall
Set Decoration by: Stephanie Q. Bowen
Music by: Christophe Beck
MPAA Rating: R for crude sexual content and language throughout, and for drug use.
Studio: Universal Pictures
Release Date: December 18, 2015