If you heard a strange sound yesterday afternoon, not unlike a flock of geese taking flight, allow me to explain. That was just the sound of every grown woman in your vicinity spontaneously erupting into squealing jumpy-claps at the news that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are reuniting on the big screen! According to Deadline Hollywood, the thinking woman’s Dream BFFs will play sisters in, and co-produce, The Nest .
They’ll play thirtysomething sisters who come home to find their parents’ house has been put up for sale. They spend a last wild weekend together, bonding and feuding and finally growing up.
Yes, it’s coming: I want to go to there. As I’ve already said here, partnership which brought us Mean Girls, Baby Mama, and the legendary Hilary Clinton and Sarah Palin sketches, before resetting the bar for awards shows with two stellar performances hosting the Golden Globes, is a partnership which should be nurtured and supported for ever more. Even though I personally have been holding out for someone to cast Winona Ryder as Tina Fey’s sister in something (somebody write that! Look at them!), this will do for now.
And it’s good to know that somewhere in Hollywood someone had the common sense to make this happen, even though I’m sure there’s another 95% of the industry still scratching their heads at the concept that women have money too, and occasionally they like to exchange some of that money for entertainment, and occasionally they like that entertainment to be peopled with other women, sometimes over the age of 25, who speak lines of dialogue, sometimes meaningful and/or funny!, and live three dimensional lives where they interact with other people, of both sexes. “Ha! Good luck with that!” says Michael Bay. “Ha! Bridesmaids!” says me. Because, what? If Bridesmaids, which grossed $290 million worldwide, taught us anything it’s that women are NOT funny, CAN’T carry a film, and watching relatable depictions of female friendships is BORING? I don’t think so, buddy!
Anyway, Amy was in Cannes at a TV distribution event this week, promoting Broad City, which she executive produces. (Which I did not know, and which means I’m going to have to find a way to start watching it right now.) I like her her blazer/hot pink shirt/skinny jeans combo, which is very “Leslie Knope” on the top, rockin’ on the bottom, and she switched it up a little for another press call, sticking with the skinny jeans but going with platforms and another very cute shirt.
Note to the person who just started writing the Tina/Winona screenplay: can we get Amy and Kirsten Dunst in there as sisters too?