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WINE COUNTRY (2019): It’s…

Wine Country (2019), Netflix

Wine Country is a comedy about long time friends who gather for a 50th birthday party in Napa. Having not been together in their group in a while, as one might expect, tensions soon arise.

Directed by Amy Poehler who also stars alongside Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch, the premise of the story is the main reason I was interested. Especially since it reminded me of two memorable comedies. Namely Bridesmaids (2011) and Girls Trip (2017) – both of which are focused on the often unspoken tensions between us and our very closest friends.

Poehler’s film is one that started with some promise. It’s just that approximately fifteen minutes in, my interest started to wane. The story, dialogue and some of the character development proved not quite engaging enough to keep me focused. I enjoyed the few scenes that featured Fey and I recall laughing a couple of times in between. Yet overall, the characters of Wine Country just didn’t capture my imagination and heart the way the ladies from Bridesmaids and Girls Trip did. It certainly didn’t help that some jokes were dragged out for too long and the seemingly endless singalongs proved annoying.

It’s really mainly the sunshine-rich location and Fey’s character that were the key highlights of Wine Country. Almost everything else, particularly the comedy felt as though I’d seen it before but executed in a more memorable way.

I say watch it if you absolutely must. Who knows, perhaps you’ll find more to love and if you do, you’re very welcome to let me know in the comments precisely why I’m crazy.

Happy Film Loving 

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WINE COUNTRY (2019): New Trailer From Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Datch…

Wine Country (2019), Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Amy Poehler, Netflix
Wine Country (2019), Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Amy Poehler, Netflix

Directed by and starring Amy Poehler, Wine Country is a new comedy centred around a 50th birthday celebration in Napa; a perfect situation for tensions from the past to boil over among a group of longtime girlfriends.

Other key cast includes Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Maya Erskine, Jason Schwartzman…

Wine Country looks so far like a less outrageous but still hopefully quite funny version of Girls Trip (2017). Bring on the female bonding!

Cherry Jones, Paula Pell, Sunita Mani, Ana Gasteyer and Greg Poehler also star.

Wine Country Release Dates: May 10th, 2019 (US)…

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Wine Country (2019)

Happy Film Loving

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INSIDE OUT (2015): For The Well Imagined Characters & Clever Story

Inside Out (2015), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Sadness (Philis Smith), Joy (Amy Poehler)
Inside Out (2015), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Sadness (Philis Smith), Joy (Amy Poehler)

Inside Out is an intelligent animated film about a young girl (Riley) and her emotions. Particularly how Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust try to agree on the best way to get through Riley’s days after her surroundings change unexpectedly.

Directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen; Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith and Lewis Black provide the key character voices.

Being an animated movie, cuteness was always likely; but my, oh my is Sadness the cutest! Watch it for a little education on how memories work, why each one is important and Amy Poehlers wonderfully hopeful voice.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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