Movie Review – Wine Country (2019)

Wine Country, 2019.

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,
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