*1/2 out of ****
(for strong language, crude sexual content, brief nudity, and some drug material)
Released: May 10, 2019, on Netflix
Runtime: 103 minutes
Directed by: Amy Poehler
Starring: Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, Tina Fey, Jason Schwartzman, Cherry Jones
My review of Wine Country, for The Tulsa Voice. Amy Poehler makes her directorial debut in this straight-to-Netflix comedy. She surrounds herself with some of her best friends (and most talented former cast members) from Saturday Night Live, but the script doesn’t match their talents.
A review excerpt:
“For something that should feel personal, Wine Country is clichéd and commodified. Some bits are pulled from their actual trips (a scene of vibrator gags, for one), but they’re shoehorned into a typical plot filled with stock character archetypes (including Poehler’s Leslie Nope-ish Type A organizer) who undergo predictable arcs..”
To read my full review, click here.