Amy Poehler's directorial debut 'Wine Country' is a hilarious ode to female friendships, Leslie Knope would be proud
'Wine Country' follows a group of longtime friends who have embarked on a Napa getaway to celebrate Rebecca's (Dratch) 50th birthday
If you are an Amy Poehler fan, and let’s be honest who isn’t, you’ve been waiting for her to make her mark as a director for a while now, and the trailer for ‘Wine Country’ has proved our wait worthwhile.
Complete with a bunch of opinionated, independent women, one birthday get together and lots of wine, this is a movie that celebrates the gals in every woman's life, and would certainly get the approval of Poehler's 'Parks and Recreation' character Leslie Knope who created a whole holiday to celebrate women called Galentine's Day.
The trailer for the Netflix production came out Thursday and the movie is set for release May 10 and will see the 'Saturday Night Live' gang of Poehler, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, and Emily Spivey, reunite for what will hopefully be another smash hit. 'Wine Country' follows a group of longtime friends who have embarked on a Napa getaway to celebrate Rebecca's (Dratch) 50th birthday. Abby (Poehler), who is a stickler for rules, plans the whole trip but loses her sanity when she realizes that nothing is going according to plan.
The duo is joined by their workaholic friend Catherine (Ana Gasteyer), post-op Val (Paula Pell), homebody Jenny (Emily Spivey), and weary mom Naomi (Maya Rudolph), who are looking for a break from their realities and a continuous flow of alcohol.
However, things take a turn for the worse when the intoxicated women let loose and reveal things they have been hiding for years. And, as Fey's character is seen saying in the trailer, "Just remember guys, whatever is said is probably what the person has always felt, and the alcohol just let it out."
These truth bombs cause the friends to reconsider their relationships and their futures. This heartfelt comedy is promising to be a sincere portrayal of longstanding female friendships - mostly stressful, oftentimes vindictive but through it all full of love, compassion and sensitivity.