Directed by Amy Poehler
Starring Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, Jason Schwartzman and Tina Fey.
When a group of longtime girlfriends goes to Napa for the weekend to celebrate their friend’s 50th birthday, tensions from the past boil over.
Though Netflix’s self-branded slate of “Originals” continues to be as wildly inconsistent as ever, the streaming giant does appear to have cornered the market on the so-called “hangout movie.” These films are typically gently undemanding of audience’s mental faculties, yet still crafted with enough care that you won’t need a perversely ironic mindset – or a sore, hungover head – to fully enjoy them.
Amy Poehler’s Wine Country is another such offering – an intensely familiar ensemble comedy in which a group of middle-aged women gather to celebrate the 50th birthday of one of their clan.
The wine flows with a hasty inevitability,