Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the beloved stars of comedy, will give the big screen one last shot.
While their still in final negotiations, they’re set to star in The Nest, a comedy about two sisters commemorating the last few days in their childhood home before it’s torn down.
But while we love that Fey and Poehler will team up again, we think the concept seems too bland.
Sure the high concept Baby Momma, their disastrous first attempt in the vicious Hollywood arena, didn’t make it out alive but toning it down so much will make The Nest a predictable bore.
While we don’t expect Fey or Poehler to imitate Melissa McCarthey’s larger than life absurdity (that seems to work) at the very least we thought we’d get insightful jokes that were at bare minimum clever.
Right now it seems like the project will be Admissions (Fey’s serious film that we couldn’t take seriously) with a few muted punch lines.
What the SNL veterans did so well was bringing life to a lovable quirky character. Sure Liz Lemon (Tina Fey’s character on 30 Rock) and Leslie Knope (Poehler’s character on Parks and Recreation) weren’t the funniest in their shows, (I mean come on, who could beat Ron Swanson!?) but they still put a smile on your face when paired with the outrageous cast and plot lines that their caught up in.
I think that the better way to capitalize on their success hosting the Golden Globes, would be a movie…but maybe not this one.
If they can somehow add interest to the script than maybe there can be surprising hilarity in subtlety. But with such a dry premise, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are going to have to fight to bring in an audience, and fight even harder to please them.