The Diary That Inspired Tina Fey And Amy Poehler’s Film ‘Sisters’ | Film News

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The Diary That Inspired Tina Fey And Amy Poehler’s Film ‘Sisters’ | Film News



While most people are dreaming of a galaxy far, far away, there are quite a few people who are (also) longing to attend the major rager that Kate and Maura Ellis are planning to throw in their childhood home.  Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s much anticipated comedy premiered on Saturday (December 12) in the UK.


Now, Time has released a fun and interesting featurette for the film, which reveals that the script was based on the real-life diary of screenwriter Paula Pell’s teenage self. The diary documented the relationship between her and her much more outgoing sister. In the featurette Pell reflects on the past that inspired her to make the film. “You could just tell reading them, who is getting action and who is humping their pillow”. Pell, candidly says in the featurette.


The clip is as funny and courageously honest as one would expect and shows the film’s stars reading small snippets from the diary. Poehler’s character is based on Pell who was more prudish and timid as a teen, while Fey’s character is based on Pell’s more sociable and sexually adventurous sister. It’s a wildly different dynamic compared to their previous comedic exploit Baby Mama which saw Fey as the more reserved one and Poehler as the less responsible one. Watch the full video below:




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