From the mind of Tina Fey and directed by Amy Poehler, Wine Country proves that friendship is a trip. In honor of Rebecca's (Rachel Dratch) 50th birthday, Abby (Amy Poehler) plans a scenic Napa getaway with their best, longtime friends. Workaholic Catherine (Ana Gasteyer), post-op Val (Paula Pell), homebody Jenny (Emily Spivey), and weary mom Naomi (Maya Rudolph) are equally sold on the chance to relax and reconnect. Yet as the alcohol flows, real world uncertainties intrude on the punchlines and gossip, and the women begin questioning their friendships and futures. A hilarious and heartfelt comedy directed by Amy Poehler, Wine Country co-stars Tina Fey, Jason Schwartzman and Cherry Jones.
SNL: The Movie
Friendship is a trip. Watch Wine Country on Netflix May 10, 2019. In honor of Rebecca's (Rachel Dratch) 50th birthday, Abby (Amy Poehler) plans a scenic Napa...
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/29/2019|
Just reading about that gave me a headache.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/15/2019|
Why are they excluding Molly Shannon and Cheri Oteri?
But at least they’re being trans inclusive this time.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/15/2019|
It's enough watching these dried up cunts making a fool out of themselves every award season. I'd rather be gropped by Weisntein in prision than watching this POS.
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|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/15/2019|
Overly talkative, older single woman at wine tasting........Laraine Newman
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/15/2019|
It was kind of formulaic. I was watching out for why it got some middling reviews. Some of the jokes don't land. It felt a little hastily put together and there's a couple of editing and continuity mistakes. My favorite bit was how they didn't want to learn about wine.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/16/2019|
Saw previews. Basically a group of drunk hens. It’s been done a million times and it’s not even funny. If the first joke they feature is having one of them fall down drunk from a piano and then resurfacing from behind while exclaiming “I’m OK!” (how new, fresh an clever!), they’re in trouble.
Oh, wait, NOW I GET it! It’s a group of women, each with ONE discernible good quality, who collectively make THE PERFECT WOMAN!! How profound!!!
It’s a formula alright - one that expired in 1997.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/16/2019|
Just like Dead To Me, which apart from having one of our dear homespun puns (and don’t think for a minute that I didn’t ponder on the possibility that one of the writers could have been a DL regular), completely wastes Applegate’s and Cardellini’s talents on “Thelma and Louise v.2”
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/16/2019|
“A tour de force performance by Pohler and Dratch”
“Make room for Emmys at the mantle!”
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/16/2019|
Do these granny hags ever get fucked?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/16/2019|
Like Bridesmaids without the laughs.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/16/2019|
I would be the perfect target audience: a frau who's a faithful fan of all the SNL ladies. But this does not look appealing to me at all, just seems stale. I'd rather watch a rerun of Ab Fab for the tenth time.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/16/2019|
Just make a Jenna Maroney / Liz Lemon movie already.
Also Maya Rudolph has never been funny.
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|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/16/2019|
I have finished 28 minutes of the movie and cannot listen to these women any longer. I am surprised as I like many of these actresses, but I feel the joke is lost on me.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/16/2019|
Anyone who thinks Maya Rudolph has NEVER been funny has some sort of brain damage or other impairment.
She's a national treasure.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/16/2019|
This is why I refuse to believe [italic]Good Burger[/italic] was worse than any of the concurrent SNL movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/16/2019|
r16 Hi Maya!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/16/2019|
I watched it last night. Cute, sometimes funny, always predictable. The scenes with Cherry Jones as a Tarot card reader are the best part. Pell's character is relatable and heartwarming, but she's no actress. 3 out of 5 stars from me.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/16/2019|
I really wanted to like it but these characters were insufferable. All the worst stereotypes of how annoying women can be.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/16/2019|
The lesbian made me think of Datalounge.
She's a fat and old, waiting in vain for the young person to text her: "I'm, like SO into you! I must have your pussy NOW!"
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/16/2019|
So, the one character is a gay female tranny? Why couldn't she just be, you know, a lesbian?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/16/2019|
I've rarely found Amy Poehler's writing or acting very funny. This is no exception.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/16/2019|
R22, do you not support intersectionality?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/16/2019|
r24, I support not making something more complicated than it needs to be.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/16/2019|
The Pell character was post-op KNEE surgery, and was indeed just a regular ole lesbian. 19 has it right.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/16/2019|
^Okay, that makes more sense. Thanks.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/16/2019|
Never thought Rachel Dratch was funny. They all got fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/16/2019|
I watched it. It was enjoyable, but nothing amazing.
There is no trans character, not sure what that's about.
I thought it was interesting that Amy was playing Leslie Knope.
[quote] Do these granny hags ever get fucked?
Yes, they all fuck Jason Schwartzman.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/16/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/16/2019|
I watched the first five minutes, which was a montage of them all living their type A lives, on the phone with one another wondering when they would ever have time to relax together. They were all rich and self-congratulatory. It was unbelievably hateful.
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|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/16/2019|
oh thank god there isn't a tranny shoehorned into it.
I still don't want to watch it.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/16/2019|
There's a trans person in the scene at the art gallery.
It's a perfectly pleasant movie. It was fine entertainment for a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Not great, but decent.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/16/2019|
The closing credits are everything though.
Not only is Netflix's "Wine Country" a true story starring Amy Poehler's real friends who lived that story — it's also got an uh-mazing soundtrack.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/16/2019|
Why was this iconic movie not in theaters?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/16/2019|
[quote]There is no trans character, not sure what that's about.
Someone upthread said the character was "post-op." It was just a misunderstanding.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/16/2019|
[quote] Why was this iconic movie not in theaters?
Because grandpa no one goes to the movies anymore. Heck two of the Oscar Best Pictures were never in a theater.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/16/2019|
It was a typical SNL reunion-y kind of movie, the kind Adam Sandler and that crew have been doing forever. Only difference is this is the ladies, so of course DL hates it.
Some parts were funny, some parts were not. I would have thought the part of the end where they skewered millennial/hipster nonsense at the art show would have resonated with some of you old queens.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/16/2019|
[quote]Heck two of the Oscar Best Pictures were never in a theater.
Oscar nominees are REQUIRED to play in a theater in NY and LA.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/16/2019|
R40 stop being a little bitch. You know exactly what I mean. Maybe on a technicality Netflix booked Roma into a movie theater so it would be eligible but it was not a film released into theaters. Therefore the comment above dismissing Wine Country as somehow being subpar because it didn't play the suburban multiplex where you hang out looking at kids peeing at the urinal is absurd. Aside from big budget shit shows and franchises, movie theaters are dying.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/16/2019|
[quote]Just like Dead To Me, which apart from having one of our dear homespun puns
The expression "dead to me" is neither a pun, nor unique to DL.
I watched about 15 minutes of Wine Country last night to help me fall asleep. Did the trick, but I'm not the least bit compelled to resume watching. It's beyond formulaic and cheesy (and I'm a 54-year-old woman, so probably the target audience).
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/16/2019|
[quote] The expression "dead to me" is neither a pun, nor unique to DL.
Now it's the name of a TV show written and cast with DL in mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/16/2019|
It was hilarious. So much better than Adam Sandlers billion dollar vacation movies he farts out every 90 days.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/19/2019|
Why is anything with middle aged women automatically bashed yet if this were the same type of flick and concept with middle comedic guys it would be seen as edgy and funny. At least give it a chance first, sheesh.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/19/2019|
r44, Ha. Your right. That is exactly what he has been putting out for the past 10 years. LOL, "Billion dollar vacation movies". I like it. LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/19/2019|
It was pretty heartfelt and relatable too. Yes, they all seemed rich, but damn if I haven't had those same conversations. The only thing I would've changed would be spoiler alert Mya'a character could've been waiting on biopsy results instead of BRCA. I loved Amy's rant about the oceans and rhinos. And loved how they all hated Brian, they never say why, but we've all known that terrible guy who everyone can see is terrible except their own boyfriend.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/20/2019|
I liked it. The Netfilx previews were misleading as hell, it wasn't like them at all. Way more heart and smart laughs.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/21/2019|
On balance I enjoyed it but not enough for a second viewing.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/21/2019|
Rachel Dratch wouldn't have a career if she weren't friends with the overrated Tina Fey.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/21/2019|
[quote]Anyone who thinks Maya Rudolph has NEVER been funny has some sort of brain damage or other impairment. She's a national treasure.
No. No, she's not.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/21/2019|
She was great in this and always manages to have great chemistry with her costars
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/23/2019|
The hipster scene was hilarious. I thought it was harmless fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/23/2019|
Thank god Melissa McCarthy turned this down
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/23/2019|
Both Melissa and Chrissy Meth turned it down.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/24/2019|
It was harmless, middle-of-the-Road, mostly middling, and formulaic.
Each generation gets to muse on getting older, not understanding contemporary culture, watching the past slip away, and facing a mortality that gets clearer each passing day.
They did it well enough. Sort of a soccer mom vibe, but soccer moms share most of the same existential predicaments as the rest of us.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/24/2019|
I thought this was an ok movie. Paula Pell looked too old to be in that friends group. In ten years from now there should Wine Country part 2 where Tina Fey's weirdo character hosts a group friend played by Kristen Wiig, Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon, and Vanessa Bayer.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/28/2019|
No Kristen Wiig?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||06/28/2019|
R57, it made sense that they all waited tables together, I'm still friends with a group from 20s and one of the gals is 60 and the rest of us are in our early 40s-early 50s. It bonded us like Vietnam. That and we all still like getting fucked up.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||06/28/2019|
Chrissy Metz wasn't offered the role because Netflix and the production companies didn't have the money for her food supply.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/29/2019|