Netflix's 'Wine Country' relies on a stellar cast to tell a formulaic story

May 10, 2019

(Mashable) - In her directorial debut Wine Country, Amy Poehler gathers some of her talented Saturday Night Live buddies to conjure up a fun movie set in Napa Valley. The entire cast is a goldmine of comedy — Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey (who co-wrote the script), and even Tina Fey shows up from time to time. 

You’d expect a film with these ladies to be cackling with humor and heart but sadly, Wine Country falls short of both to quite an extent. 

There are still times you’ll laugh out loud; Poehler’s direction is remarkable because she sets the scene well, and you’ll definitely want to guzzle wine after (or during to maybe enjoy it more). That’s about it. 

Wine Country’s biggest flaw is that it’s predictable. It's just another conventional story about a girls weekend trip gone wrong (and then right again post-confrontations). 


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