Amy Poehler's 'Wine Country' Looks Like a Hilarious Romp Through Napa
Grab a bottle of pinot noir and get ready for the Netflix Original movie we’ve all been waiting for.
“Wine Country,” a comedy starring Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch, and Tina Fey, is coming to Netflix in May, but the company has just released the first official trailer that is full of hilarious antics and, of course, plenty of booze.
Wine Country centers around Dratch’s character, Rebecca, who is turning 50. To celebrate, her overplanning friend Abby, played by Poehler, attempts to throw an epic girl’s weekend in the Napa wine region. They’re joined by friends Rudolph and Gasteyer, as well as Paula Pell, and Emily Spivey. Fey has a smaller role in the film as a woman who owns the house they end up staying at in the famous California wine valley.
The movie has been compared to a female-led Hangover, according to Vanity Fair, but honestly, it’s so much more than that. Yes, there are lots of funny bits, witty jokes, and lots of drunkenness in the film, but it’s also an honest and sweet look at female friendships, especially through the decades. We wouldn’t expect anything less from this group of talented women.
The movie also marks the directorial debut of Poehler, who has crafted a signature comedy style for herself over her years working at “Saturday Night Live” and “Parks & Recreation.” The movie was written by former SNL writer Emily Spivey.
The plot is inspired by real vacations Poehler has taken with her real-life pals, including a trip the group took to Napa for Dratch’s birthday.
In case you’re wondering what hanging out in Napa with Amy Poehler is like, we can bet it looks a bit like this.