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SNL: The Movie

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.

Wine Country | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

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 Anonymousreply 6006/29/2019

Just reading about that gave me a headache.

by Anonymousreply 104/15/2019

Why are they excluding Molly Shannon and Cheri Oteri?

But at least they’re being trans inclusive this time.

by Anonymousreply 204/15/2019

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.

by Anonymousreply 304/15/2019

how quaint.

by Anonymousreply 404/15/2019

Overly talkative, older single woman at wine tasting........Laraine Newman

by Anonymousreply 504/15/2019

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 Anonymousreply 605/16/2019

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 Anonymousreply 705/16/2019

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 Anonymousreply 805/16/2019


“A tour de force performance by Pohler and Dratch”

“Make room for Emmys at the mantle!”

by Anonymousreply 905/16/2019

Do these granny hags ever get fucked?

by Anonymousreply 1005/16/2019

Like Bridesmaids without the laughs.

by Anonymousreply 1105/16/2019

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 Anonymousreply 1205/16/2019

Just make a Jenna Maroney / Liz Lemon movie already.

Also Maya Rudolph has never been funny.

by Anonymousreply 1305/16/2019

It's OK...

by Anonymousreply 1405/16/2019

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 Anonymousreply 1505/16/2019

Anyone who thinks Maya Rudolph has NEVER been funny has some sort of brain damage or other impairment.

She's a national treasure.

by Anonymousreply 1605/16/2019

This is why I refuse to believe [italic]Good Burger[/italic] was worse than any of the concurrent SNL movies.

by Anonymousreply 1705/16/2019

r16 Hi Maya!

by Anonymousreply 1805/16/2019

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 Anonymousreply 1905/16/2019

I really wanted to like it but these characters were insufferable. All the worst stereotypes of how annoying women can be.

by Anonymousreply 2005/16/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2105/16/2019

So, the one character is a gay female tranny? Why couldn't she just be, you know, a lesbian?

by Anonymousreply 2205/16/2019

I've rarely found Amy Poehler's writing or acting very funny. This is no exception.

by Anonymousreply 2305/16/2019

R22, do you not support intersectionality?

by Anonymousreply 2405/16/2019

r24, I support not making something more complicated than it needs to be.

by Anonymousreply 2505/16/2019

The Pell character was post-op KNEE surgery, and was indeed just a regular ole lesbian. 19 has it right.

by Anonymousreply 2605/16/2019

^Okay, that makes more sense. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 2705/16/2019

Never thought Rachel Dratch was funny. They all got fat.

by Anonymousreply 2805/16/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2905/16/2019

r28=Debbie Downer

by Anonymousreply 3005/16/2019

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.

by Anonymousreply 3105/16/2019


by Anonymousreply 3205/16/2019

oh thank god there isn't a tranny shoehorned into it.

I still don't want to watch it.

by Anonymousreply 3305/16/2019

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 Anonymousreply 3405/16/2019

The closing credits are everything though.

Uh, The "Wine Country" Soundtrack Is Honestly Iconic

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 Anonymousreply 3505/16/2019

Why was this iconic movie not in theaters?

by Anonymousreply 3605/16/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 3705/16/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 3805/16/2019

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 Anonymousreply 3905/16/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 4005/16/2019

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 Anonymousreply 4105/16/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 4205/16/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 4305/16/2019

It was hilarious. So much better than Adam Sandlers billion dollar vacation movies he farts out every 90 days.

by Anonymousreply 4406/19/2019

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 Anonymousreply 4506/19/2019

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 Anonymousreply 4606/19/2019

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 Anonymousreply 4706/20/2019

I liked it. The Netfilx previews were misleading as hell, it wasn't like them at all. Way more heart and smart laughs.

by Anonymousreply 4806/21/2019

On balance I enjoyed it but not enough for a second viewing.

by Anonymousreply 4906/21/2019

Rachel Dratch wouldn't have a career if she weren't friends with the overrated Tina Fey.

by Anonymousreply 5006/21/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 5106/21/2019

She was great in this and always manages to have great chemistry with her costars

by Anonymousreply 5206/23/2019

The hipster scene was hilarious. I thought it was harmless fun.

by Anonymousreply 5306/23/2019

Thank god Melissa McCarthy turned this down

by Anonymousreply 5406/23/2019

Both Melissa and Chrissy Meth turned it down.

by Anonymousreply 5506/24/2019

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 Anonymousreply 5606/24/2019

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 Anonymousreply 5706/28/2019

No Kristen Wiig?

by Anonymousreply 5806/28/2019

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 Anonymousreply 5906/28/2019

Chrissy Metz wasn't offered the role because Netflix and the production companies didn't have the money for her food supply.

by Anonymousreply 6006/29/2019
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