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'Sisters' writer Paula Pell on family and the role of women in comedy

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in "Sisters."
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in "Sisters."

The new movie "Sisters" stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as Kate and Maura Ellis - siblings who come home but discover their parents have plans to sell the family home. 

The new movie "Sisters" stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as Kate and Maura Ellis - siblings who come home but discover their parents have plans to sell the family home. 

The two decide to revisit their past by throwing a raging party, and hilarity ensues. 

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Sisters was written by Paula Pell, who previously spent years working as a writer with Fey and Poehler on Saturday Night Live.

We talked to her about her career, and how women are sometimes featured in movies and TV, but we began by asking her about her real life sister … and how she would describe Paula. 

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